Last week, Theodore Castro-Santos from Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (USGS) gave a webinar titled “Safe, Timely, and Effective: toward a unified metric of passage performance” on the World Fish Migration Platform. The webinar was also streamed live at the Congress of the Iberian Society of Ichthyology, The webinar is now available online (after free registration) at the World Fish Migration Platform here (follow the link at the bottom of the page).


World Fish Migration Day 2016

Posted by Daniel Nyqvist | Nyheter

World Fish Migration Day will be organized on a multitude of locations around the globe on the 21st of May 2016. The organizers at World Fish Migration Platform encourage local events and activities. In an e-mail sent out to potentially interested persons, groups and organizations they write:


At one can see already registered events on a world map.

“On behalf of the World Fish Migration Platform, you are invited to join the 2nd World Fish Migration Day, to be held on the 21st of May 2016. 

With WFMD2016 the WFMP hope to achieve a big impact on fish migration policies, measures and management, from local to global. Local events can be: celebration on a dam/weir removal, inauguration of a fishway or a river restoration project, special trainings/workshops, research activities in the field, special school programs and involving students/citizens, etc. Come join in the celebrations by organizing an event with your organization on World Fish Migration Day 2016…

…If you would like to host an event, you can register your event directly on our website If you have any questions or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact Kerry Brink.”

Webinar: Dam removal – online

Posted by Daniel Nyqvist | Nyheter

I mars arrangerade World Fish Migration Platform ett online-föredrag av Laura Wildman om Dam removal. Föredraget går nu att se eller ladda ner i efterhand här eller genom att klicka på bilden nedan.


Kvaliteten är sådär under inspelningens första minuter, men när föredraget väl sätter igång (efter ca: 8min) så funkar allt bra.

Webinar: Dam removal

Posted by Daniel Nyqvist | Events

World Fish Migration Platform arrangerar ett online-föredrag om Dam removal. De skriver: “We are very happy to announce that the World Fish Passage Platform is preparing a series of webinars for 2015. The first webinar will be an introduction about Dam Removal, its key issues and lessons learned. The webinar will be presented by one of the mayor experts in this field, Ms. Laura Wildman of Princeton Hydro, LLC. (Connecticut, USA). 

Dams are removed for a wide variety of reasons including issues relating to economics, dam safety, liability, and environmental concerns. However, even when a dam has outlived its initially intended use and dam removal is proposed there still may be numerous challenges that need to be addressed prior to removing the dam.

This webinar will review the key deciding factors that need to be analyzed when making a decision to remove a dam including the environmental benefits and impacts; channel stability and sedimentation concerns; community apprehensions regarding aesthetic, historic and recreational values; and issues relating to the scale of the project, its current uses, project constructability, funding, impacts to infrastructure, ownership, sensitive species and regulated resources. The lessons learned from over 40 dam removal projects in the U.S., both proposed and completed, will be discussed to highlight these key issues and deciding factors.

This webinar will be on the 25th of March of 2015 (16:00 European Central Time; 10:00 USA Eastern Time). It will be one hour long and FREE of cost. There will only be 100 spots, so make sure you register as soon as possible to get in!

To subscribe for the webinar follow this link: “