Following the pathway of the diadromous fish in the Ulla River
Within the framework of the World Fish Migration Day, the Laboratory of Hydrobiology at the University of Santiago de Compostela will guide a tour along the Ulla River.
Students from an educational centre that is currently training the future river and forest agents will participate in this tour, as well as as members of the environmental group ADEGA.
In the tour along the Ulla River we’ll make stops at strategic places related to their different importance for the diadromous fish populations. Thus, the tour will begin visiting an ichthyologic center managed by Xunta de Galicia (Ximonde) for the study of the populations of diadromous fish where we will participate in a talk about the ecological and cultural importance, the threats and the present state of the local populations of migratory fish at local and european level. Then we will visit the centre, the facilities and the devices for catching migratory fish, and we’ll also show the participants the marking methods for the surveillance of the fish.
After this, we will move by bus to Herbón, to visit some “pesqueiras”, a stone constructions that has being used from the Middle Ages for lamprey fishing. Afterwards we will take again the bus to move upstream to visit a permanent fishway used by the migratory species in its upstream migration in the Ulla river. This fishway is located at Couso, where the tour will end with a joint lunch to celebrate the World Fish Migration Day.
This activity is also part of the DiadES project (Diadromous fishes and Ecosystem Services; EAPA_18/2018), which seeks to assess and improve the ecosystem services provided by diadromous fish, in a context of climate change.
Online Event - No
Country - Spain
Name of contact person - David José Nachón