21 April 2018
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. WFMD is held to improve the publics’ understanding of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and their needs.
Date: 21 April 2018
Organiser: World Fish Migration Foundation
The World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one day global celebration to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. On World Fish Migration Day organizations from around the world organize their own event around one common theme.
By working together we create a greater driving force to raise awareness, share ideas and secure commitments.
Importance of fish migration
Creating awareness is an essential first step to make real change. The main goal of World Fish Migration Day is to improve the public's understanding of the importance of migratory fish, the need for healthy rivers, the communities that depend on both, and the options we have to minimize or avoid impacts.
The next step is to activate citizens around the world to take action on these topics. Ultimately we aim to create lasting commitments from NGO's, governments and industry on safeguarding free flowing rivers and restoring swim ways of migratory fish.
Second edition in 2016
On May 21st 2016, over 2000 organizations from around the world celebrated the 2nd World Fish Migration Day around the theme Connecting fish, rivers and people.
At 450 locations organizers hosted various local events to create awareness about migratory fish and to call attention to the struggles and needs of these amazing animals. Celebrations officially started in New Zealand during a global kick-off event in Washington DC.
This opening was followed by a wave of activity and excitement around the world.
Help raise awareness
Join World Fish Migration Day now and help raise awareness! Feel like letting us know what you think about fish migration? Share it with us on Social Media. Join the conversation at #WFMD2018.