Fish and Aquatic Conservation


Fish Migration Station

Whether a teacher, youth program leader, or just someone wanting to learn more about fish migration, our products, from an environmental education lesson on fish migration, to handouts and posters, are a download away. The products were created for the National Fish Passage Program and are public domain, which means that this information is available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.

Fish need to move! They move to find food, places to spawn or they move to escape extreme temperatures and high and low water flows. Some travel long distances while others stick closer to home. But, they all need connected habitats. Unfortunately over 6-million man-made barriers, like dams and poorly designed road culverts, keep fish from getting to where they need to go.

How can you help?
Learn more about fish and fish migration by viewing the products and resources below. And become a fish watcher! You never know what you might see.

Designing Fish-Friendly Culverts (and bridges)
Fish Facts
Posters
Video
Additional Education Resources
National Fish Passage Program
National Fish Habitat Partnership
World Fish Migration Day


Fish Facts

illustration of an Alewife fish

Alewife html icon pdf icon

illustration of an Alligator gar

Alligator gar html icon pdf icon

illustration of an American eel

American eel html icon pdf icon

illustration of an American paddlefish

American paddlefish html icon pdf icon

illustration of an American shad

American shad html icon pdf icon

illustration of an Atlantic salmon

Atlantic salmon html icon pdf icon

illustration of an Atlantic sturgeon

Atlantic sturgeon html icon pdf icon

illustration of a Broad whitefish

Broad whitefish html icon pdf icon

illustration of a Bull trout

Bull trout html icon pdf icon

illustration of a Chinook salmon

Chinook salmon html icon pdf icon

illustration of a Colorado pikeminnow

Colorado pikeminnow html icon pdf icon

illustration of a Lake sturgeon

Lake sturgeon html icon pdf icon

illustration of a Lake trout

Lake trout html icon pdf icon

illustration of aPacific lamprey

Pacific lamprey html icon pdf icon

illustration of a Pallid sturgeon

Pallid sturgeon html icon pdf icon

illustration of a Steelhead trout

Steelhead trout html icon pdf icon


Posters and Video

Want to know What Makes Migration Tough for Fish? (Legal) or (11X17) or (8X11)
View the poster to see the obstacles they encounter

Enjoy our migratory fish All Dressed Up And Someplace To Go.

Did you know fish migrate just like birds? Migratory fish play an important role in nature. 

thumbnail image of fish migration posters Migration All Dressend up Poster What Makes Migration Tough for Fish poster

Flat Fish Migration Activity

Select your favorite migratory fish cartoon from the slide show, print it out or bring it up on a friend’s phone.

Find a nice spot, maybe alongside a river or lake but really anywhere will do.

Take a photo with the fish, and show us your fish migration.

Share and tag us @USFWSFisheries #FishMigration so we can see where the fish are migrating.  Maybe even include a little information about your fish.
https://www.facebook.com/USFWS.Fisheries
(Kids make sure you have permission to share photos)

thumbnail photo of a black lab and a fish on his chest