Take action : World Fish migration day : 24 may 2014
The World Fish Migration Day 2014 calls attention to restore the connections worldwide between rivers and the sea to create safe migration routes for fish. Free migration of fish is necessary to achieve healthy fish stocks and productive rivers. Many species, like salmon, trout, dorado, shad, giant catfish, lamprey, sturgeon and eel, migrate between the sea and the rivers. These species are particularly threatened by barriers such as weirs, dams and sluices, built for water management, hydropower and land drainage. In many places globally, like the Mekong River, people rely on migratory fish as their primary source of protein. Water and resource managers around the world are striving to find ways to improve migration possibilities for fish in and out of rivers, and deltas and the oceans, all of which they need to survive.