The World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one day global-local event to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. The event is celebrated for the second time and GRAIA with the Parco Lombardo della Valle del Ticino, both involved in the Life Project “Con.Flu.Po”, will personally participate together with over 1000 organizations around the globe at the same time.
The event is part of the dissemination activities foreseen in the Life Project “Con.Flu.Po”, related to the Po River corridor rehabilitation.
The Life project is realizing a very important fish passage at the Isola Serafini Dam, the most important fluvial dam in Italy, on the Po River (it will be opened in 2017). The flag species of the Life project is the adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii), and the restocking activity is done by the Parco Lombardo della Valle del Ticino.
In two dates, May the 16 and the 25, two different schools of the Park will be involved in the restocking activities, and the students will directly release the fishes in the river. It will be the perfect moment to describe the WFMD, and to explain the Park projects in the river connections (fish passes).