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The migratory fish need our help!

Added on 2020-12-01 08:56:57 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Who still remembers that wild Atlantic salmon was once a local product, caught in the Scheldt, IJzer or Maas rivers?
Iconic, migrating fish species - such as salmon or sturgeon - have not been swimming in our Flemish rivers for almost a century and have been forgotten. Eel is still there, but the species is currently critically endangered in its survival. And what applies to eel, salmon and sturgeon, applies to all our local migratory fish. Their complicated life cycle does not go together well with humans, and with our impact on the environment and nature. Water managers are trying to give them another chance, but can they turn the tide?

An article (in Dutch) was featured in the brand new Testerep magazine of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), explaining the current situation and fate of migratory fish in Flanders, and how LifeWatch Belgium is mapping the migration of fish species such as European eel and Atlantic salmon.

You can read the original article by Nancy Fockedey here.

You can read more about the LifeWatch Fish Acoustic Receiver Network here.


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