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Global awareness & networks to open-up rivers

Presentation by Herman Wanningen at the AFS Annual meeting Atlantic City (USA) on 20-23 August, 2018.

Summary: World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one day, international event that is held every other year to foster worldwide awareness of migratory fish and their need for free flowing rivers. It's an opportunity for organizations (local to global) to collaborate and to call attention to threats and opportunities for protection and restoration. The ambition is to connect fish, rivers and people. The third edition was held April 2018 with over 570 local and regional events organized and with over 1000 organizations involved. The WFMD is coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation and it is supported by 100 organizations. The founding partners of WFMD are The Nature Conservancy and WWF.

As part of the WFMD 2018 celebrations the World Fish Migration Foundation launched the new From Sea to Source book 2.0. This international book highlights the theme 'fish migration' from different perspectives (fish species, policy, communication, solutions, monitoring, free flowing rivers/dam removal, education/outreach). The FSTS book gives insight in how experts around the world deal with fish passage and river connectivity issues. We intent to inspire river managers, engineers, fish ecologists, NGO's, etc, and to contribute positively to the fish passage and dam debate worldwide.

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added: 19 June 2018

SASAqS Conference South Africa

The FSTS book will be presented by Dr Kerry Brink at the international SASAqS conference held in South Africa on the 24-28 June 2018. The SASAqS conference is held every year for aquatic scientists, practitioners and water managers concerned with the research, management and conservation of inland waters throughout southern Africa. This year the theme is aquatic ecology in the Anthropocene. Wetlands, rivers, lakes and estuaries provide humans with a variety of services which are vital for the food security, livelihoods, wealth and well-being of the human population. As a result of increasing pressure from the human-induced stressors of habitat loss, pollution, the changing climate, overharvesting and species invasions, the conservation of the freshwater ecosystems to safeguard the services that they provide is increasingly important.

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added: 5 June 2018

Wadden Sea Conference 18 May 2018

We are proud to announce that the FSTS book will be presented at the Wadden Sea Conference. The trilateral Governmental Council gathers the ministers responsible for Wadden Sea affairs from the three countries every 4-5 years. At the conference they discuss Wadden Sea matters, and provide political leadership, harmonisation and decision-making between the three governments. The conference will be organized in Leeuwarden (Netherlands), on 18 may 2018. The conference is also accompanied by a numer of side-events.

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added: 26 April 2018

Fish Passage 2018

The FSTS book will be presented at the Fish Passage Conference on 10-14 December, Albury (Australia). Fish Passage 2018 is an international conference on best practices around river connectivity and fish passage research. Fish Passage 2018 will be of interest to researchers, educators, practitioners, funders, and regulators who have an interest in advancements in technical fishways, nature-like fishways, stream restoration and stabilization, dam removal, environmental flows and fish responses, and the myriad of funding, climate change, and other socio-economic related issues surrounding connectivity projects.

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added: 26 April 2018

World Fish Migration Day 2018

The From Sea to Source Guidance V2.0 was launched on World Fish Migration Day on 20 and 21 April, 2018 in Finland, The United States of America, Bolivia, South-Africa and featured in many events and celebrations on World Fish Migration Day.

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added: 20 April 2018

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