Fisheries scientists from the University of Southampton and the National Trust staff launching the Barrier Tracker appApril 22, 2018
Politecnico di Milano met river scientists from all around the world to talk about river connectivity and the Barrier Tracker applicationApril 23, 2018
Questions and answers on barriers to fish migration during the InfoFish
Rivers are the corridors for the many fishes that migrate between different habitats. We need to ensure that fish are free to migrate in order to complete their life-cycle. But what kind of conditions do they need? Where do they go? What barriers do they find in their way? How do barriers affect fish communities? How do we study fish migration? How can we work together more effectively to reduce the impact of human activities? Why is it so important to study migratory fish species?
These and many more questions were answered by Jeroen S. Tummers and Martyn C. Lucas from Durham University during the InfoFish event organized in Durham University over these three days. The Barrier Tracker app and portal were presented and attendants were explained how to use it why their help is key to reconnect European Rivers. After the presentations, people were able to view the posters and get extra information on the role of Durham University in the AMBER project.