World Fish Migration Day
This global celebration about the importance of free-flowing rivers and migratory fish was held on October 24, 2020.
Why? Migratory fish all over the world depend on free flowing rivers. Today, river barriers like dams, sluices and many other obstacles threaten many fish species’ survival. Free-flowing rivers that allow fish to travel upriver increase fish populations in the river and assure healthy river life in the process.
How did Vermont celebrate?
Vermont held 3 events to build awareness about migratory fish habitat and the benefits of dam removal in restoring free-flowing waters. Click here to read the official press release about World Fish Migration Day in Vermont. Learn more about the events on Vermont’s World Fish Migration Day webpage. And view the videos below! (Plus: View a video here from Todd Menees, River Management Engineer, State of Vermont.)
Vermont Natural Resources Council
Friends of the Winooski
Connecticut River Conservancy
Vermont Rivers Program
The Nature Conservancy in Vermont
Vermont Fish & Wildlife
Department of the Interior
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service