Something in the water: Managing threats to migratory fish

Something in the water: Managing threats to migratory fish

by ZSL
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Migratory fish such as sturgeon, eel and salmon, are culturally, economically, and ecologically valued across the world, but they are vulnerable to a host of threats.

The complex life cycles of these species exposes them to barriers to their up and down stream migrations, unsustainable fishing and bycatch, climate change and pollution. Unfortunately, many of these species are now under threat, but due to their life histories, they can potentially provide excellent case studies for aquatic conservation and management.

In this event, speakers will discuss work currently being done to mitigate the threats facing migratory fish, showcasing examples of management and conservation measures and the lessons learned. Talks will cover ZSL’s work to recover the UK’s native sturgeon species, assessment of the Critically Endangered European eel, and the threats facing salmon and sea trout in the English Channel as investigated by the SAMARCH Project.

The panel will delve into commonalities in the challenges to migratory fish, as highlighted by these three case studies, and how we can implement solutions with benefits to multiple species. The panel will also take questions from the audience.


  • Hannah McCormick, Marine & Freshwater Project Manager, ZSL and UK Sturgeon Alliance
  • Dr Caroline Durif, Principal Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute of Marine Research
  • Dr Céline Artero, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland

This event will take place online via Zoom Webinar. Please register in advance via the Eventbrite page to ensure you receive the Zoom joining details.

Additional Details

Name of contact person - Harriet McAra

Country - United Kingdom

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Date And Time

2024-04-23 @ 18:00 (BST) to
2024-04-23 @ 19:30 (BST)



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