The World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one day global-local event to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. The next World Fish Migration Day is on April 21, 2018.
The Happy Fish is the ultimate icon for people, organizations and projects that aim to recreate free migration for fish populations. This symbol unites initiatives by nature organizations and local government bodies from all over the globe that wish to enable free passage for migratory fish. Through publicity- and fundraising initiatives, the Happy Fish logo is a symbol signifying that migratory fish must move freely between their natural spawning-, growth- and habitat areas. The ‘big smile’ means that if successful, fish populations can thrive and increase.
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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.