Connecting fish, rivers and people
World Fish Migration Day is a one day global celebration to create awareness on the importance of free flowing rivers and migratory fish. Everyone is welcome to join in on this celebration and organize their own event! This time, we are celebrating our love for fishes and rivers…love flows! Can we count on you?
The Happy Fish is an icon for people, organizations and projects that aim to create free migration for fish populations. The symbol unites initiatives by nature organizations and local government bodies from all over the globe. 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. 2019 is the International Year of the Salmon and with the drawing on the right we show that Happy Fish became friends with the salmon.
Love Flows brings to life the challenges that rivers and fishes face against threats but more importantly, focuses on what we are doing to help improve the situation. It captures the growing passion of thousands of people from across the globe that join together on World Fish Migration Day to celebrate their love and work for rivers and fishes.
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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.