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University of Oviedo
Rioseco learns how to help the migratory journey of the trout with the Barrier Tracker app
Nearly twenty children played the Game of the Trout in Sobrescobio (Rioseco, Asturias) on the 21 April during the World Fish Migration Day. This game, designed by the University of Oviedo as part of the AMBER project, helped them learn about the life of this migratory fish and the obstacles found throughout its journey. The brown trout (Salmo trutta), is currently the only autochthonous fish species in the area.
Laura Miralles, from the University of Oviedo, helped them follow the trout in their long journey. By throwing a dice, children when trough the difficulties they find in their journey such as barriers that block their way or water pollutants which affect their health. To solve this, they must find the food that makes them stronger and continue their way to achieve their objective: migrate upstream, breed, reproduce and return to the sea.
While the children played, the adults could participate in the presentation of the AMBER Citizen Science program. Eva Garcia, AMBER coordinator from the University of Oviedo, explained the ecological problematic of fragmented rivers, how the Tanes and the Rioseco reservoirs can affect the migration of fish and how the Barrier Tracker app can help complete the fragmentation map of Europe.