What is World Fish Migration Day?
World Fish Migration Day is a global celebration held every two years to highlight the importance of the world’s migratory fish and their dependence on free-flowing rivers without barriers to their movement. It is an international day of events, coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation.
This year’s World Fish Migration Day is on Saturday 21st May, 2022 and has the common theme of connecting fish, rivers and people.
Almost all river fish species migrate to a certain extent, either between the sea and freshwater or within the rivers themselves. The rivers trust movement in Wales knows all about the importance of free passage and has been working to improve migration for a variety of species by, for example, removing weirs and building fish passes.
Celebrations of World Fish Migration Day are planned across the country but for those in South Wales, the South East Wales Rivers Trust will be holding a free event at Dare Valley Country Park, between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 21st May, 2022.
A tank of eels will be on display to learn about their amazing lifecycle. There will also be a water bird trail and a dragonfly craft activity too. An art competition will be judged by TV presenter Will Millard (above left).
We very much hope you can join them!