The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

World Fish Migration Day

World Fish Migration Day 2020

This guest blog was written by Roxanne Diaz, World Fish Migration Foundation Communications Manager.

Migratory fishes are a strong, remarkable group of species. There are more than 1,100 freshwater species which migrate a distance of more than 100 km; some swim over 11,000 km over the course of their lifetimes. They navigate using the currents, magnetic fields, and with their sense of taste and smell. Migratory fish are a crucial link in the food chain and play an important role in creating healthy and productive river systems.

They support billions of people around the world who depend on them for food, sport, research and intrigue. Because of this, we need to ensure the survival of these species for generations to come. But many times, fishes do not receive the proper attention they deserve.

To raise the awareness of these overlooked species, the World Fish Migration Foundation coordinates World Fish Migration Day every two years. World Fish Migration Day is a one-day global celebration to improve the public's understanding of the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers and how to reduce our impacts on them. On this day, thousands of organizations, schools, aquariums, zoos and communities organize their local events to educate and excite people about migratory fish species and our collective reliance on healthy free-flowing rivers.

World Fish Migration Day 2018 | New Promo Video

World Fish Migration Day will take place on 21 April, 2018. Over 2000 organizations, from New Zealand to Hawaii, will be involved in this third edition of WFMD. If you'd like to find out more on the upcoming events or the key messages, take a look at this great video featuring Dr. Zeb Hogan of the National Geographic Wild television channel.

World Fish Migration Day is a one day global-local event to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. Read More...

Join in World Fish Migration Day this May

World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one day global initiative, with local events worldwide, to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. It is hosted by the World Fish Migration Platform and will take place on 21 May 2016. WFMD is celebrated by over 1000 organizations around the globe. Currently there are 32 countries participating and hosting a range of events.

Organizers are seeking the participation of other organizations whose goals and values align with the World Fish Migration Platform. Participating organizations will organize their own event and outreach communication under the umbrella of the World Fish Migration Day (WFMD). The WFMD partnership will take care of the central coordination, international publicity, and maintain this website. We will send regular updates on the progress and international communication to participants as well as the WFMD logo to be used for communication purposes. Read More...