Migratory fish are critical to the long-term health of river and ocean ecosystems. They also provide us with food and support the livelihoods of people worldwide. Threats in rivers and at sea, however, have placed these fish under pressure and many species have seen population decline.
The Nature Conservancy proudly supports World Fish Migration Day (WFMD), a global initiative organized by the World Fish Migration Foundation aimed at raising awareness of the importance of migrating fish to our communities, our economies and to the conservation of nature. Visit the WFMD site to learn more.
May 21, 2016, marks the second celebration of WFMD, featuring local events worldwide. See where events are happening near you!
In addition to many supporting organizations around the world, official WFMD partners include:
- The Nature Conservancy
- World Wildlife Fund
- World Fish Migration Foundation
- Freshwater Fish Specialist Group
- LINKit consult
- Regional Water Authority AGV
- Regional Water Authority HHNK
The Conservancy has a long history of protecting the rivers, streams and oceans needed to maintain healthy fish stocks and support fish migration. Learn more about our approach to issues impacting migratory fish, and check out some success stories made possible by your support!
See for yourself how the challenges facing migratory fish can be addressed with innovative solutions.
Open this brochure for a deeper dive on fish migration and ways to help people and nature thrive together.
This unprecedented and innovative effort will restore more than 1,000 river miles of habitat, opening opportunities for people and nature.
The Susquehanna River once supported the largest migratory fish run on the US East Coast, but damming has seriously reduced aquatic life in the basin… until now.
Unmanaged fisheries are at high risk of over-fishing and collapse, damaging economies, human health and biodiversity. How can data change this?
A low-cost strategy could be the key to saving fish — and restoring rivers.
Saving the bluefin is a unique global challenge.
How concentration, confrontation, and collaboration are part of the story.
Check out this infographic that shows how the Conservancy protects salmon throughout their life cycle.
Several dozen hydropower dams are under construction or planned in the Mekong basin. This is an opportunity to balance nature and fishing with energy generation.
Technology can help us collect data to trace our seafood
For the Haida people of Alaska, the yearly return of the salmon sustains a timeless tradition.
Alewives are returning to Maine. What does this mean for the area?
Removing barriers to fish passage in the Green Bay watershed will give fish a fighting chance.
One third of all seafood in U.S. markets is mislabeled. Watch this documentary on seafood fraud.