Stranded fish walk.

Stranded fish walk.

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Stranded fish walk.

It happens regularly: mechanically damaged fish lying dead or injured on the banks of the Waal. Although there are strong suspicions, the exact cause is not immediately clear. Possibly the fish came into contact with ship propellers, hydropower plants or pumping stations. In eels, this is relatively common, hence the name ‘snap eel’.

To properly identify the problem, and to be able to give sound advice for protection of the often endangered species of fish, RAVON launched a study. Together with Sportvisserij Nederland and German nature organisations NABU and NZ Kleve, fish on beaches along the Dutch part of the Rhine (or Waal), but also across the border, will be inventoried until 2026. A unique cooperation project that, because of its size in time and space, is looking for many volunteers to help.

At the end of the excursion, in cooperation with the ARK foundation, a seine, which is a long trawl net, will be fished in the shallow banks near some river beaches for demonstration purposes. The fish caught are temporarily placed in a glass tank for display. After the excursion, the fish will be released.

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Start time 13.00

duration: 1.5 to 2 hours including fish demo

Start location car park Afferdense and Deestse Waarden

Additional Details

Name of contact person - Jisk van den Ende

Country - Luxembourg

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Date And Time

2024-05-25 @ 13:00 (CEST) to
2024-05-25 @ 15:00 (CEST)

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