World Fish Migration Day

Salmon and other migrating fish, such as steelhead, eulachon, and green sturgeon, need access to freshwater habitat for spawning and rearing young. In some cases, fish need to swim thousands of miles through the ocean and rivers to reach their destination. May 24, 2014 is recognized as World Fish Migration Day, a one day global event to call attention to opening rivers for migratory fish. 

We at NOAA Fisheries are pleased to support this global initiative because providing safe, timely, and effective fish passage is a key element of NOAA Fisheries' work on the West Coast. We work with our partners to develop unique solutions to either move fish through barriers or remove structures from the landscape completely. This work is central to advancing the agency's mission of sound stewardship of our natural resources.