World Fish Migration Day 2014 is a global initiative, with local events worldwide, to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. World Fish Migration Day is being held to improve the public's understanding of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and their needs. Visit the World Fish Migration Day website.
World Fish Migration Day events aim to create awareness about open rivers and free fish migration routes. The aim is to have more than 250 events around the world on World Fish Migration Day; starting in New Zealand, following the sun and ending as the sun sets on the west coast of North America. Events will mostly occur on May 24, but some will happen throughout the month of May. The World Fish Migration Day will bring global attention for the need for open rivers and free routes for fish migration. It will deliver international press coverage and a global petition will also be developed.
In addition to many supporting organizations around the world, the partners of the World Fish Migration Day include:
- The Nature Conservancy
- World Wildlife Fund
- IUCN Freshwater Fish Specialist Group
- Wanningen Water Consult
- LINKit consult
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