Thousands of people around the world are all working towards a common vision of free-flowing rivers full of fish.
During this symposium we aim to unify efforts around the world to learn from one another and better grasp how to successfully re-connect our rivers. By working to restore these fragmented systems, we can effectively connect fish with their historic swim routes (swimways) and bring back healthy populations. And because this is a global issue, communication, collaboration and coordination is imperative to ensure the success of rehabilitating our waterways. Therefore, we also emphasize the importance of connecting people who are working to restore our rivers. Through the conversations here today on climate change issues, dam removal and river management, we anticipate achieving this overarching goal of connecting fish, rivers and people from local to global.
And as we gear up towards World Fish Migration Day 2020, we hope
the World Fish Migration Day Documentary will inspire even more organizations
and individuals to be a part of the movement. This documentary shows the
greatness and importance of advocating for the swimways that are the veins of
our earth. It celebrates the work we all have achieved together and highlights
how awareness of a problem and connection to a place can inspire people to make