World Fish Migration Day is a one day event to create worldwide awareness of the importance of freshwater migratory sh and open rivers for the general public, especially students and their teachers, resource managers and engineers, and commercial and recrea onal anglers, as well as those individuals who in uence public policy that a ect rivers. It is a global initiative with activities organized to reach these audiences.
Around the world, coordination and promotion is done through local activities inspired, supported and coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation. At the individual event level, organizations undertake the development of an activity to raise awareness and involve local people and media about fish migration and open rivers. Local events include a range of activities: field trips, events at a school or aquaria, the opening of fishways, races, food festivals, etc. At this local level, the logo and central message of the World Fish Migration Day, Connecting fish, rivers and people, will be used to connect sites around the world. The day will start in New Zealand and will follow the sun around the world, ending in Hawaii.