Fish and Aquatic Conservation


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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 about fish and fish migration, and tell others about fish.
See our Fish Facts, posters and video.

Learn about the National Fish Passage and National Fish Habitat Partnership and help us reconnect aquatic habitats.

And become a fish watcher! You never know what you might see.

Fish Facts:

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Alewife html icon pdf icon

Alligator gar html icon pdf icon

American eel html icon pdf icon


American paddlefish html icon pdf icon

American shad html icon pdf icon

Atlantic salmon html icon pdf icon


Atlantic sturgeon html icon pdf icon

Broad whitefish html icon pdf icon

Bull trout html icon pdf icon


Chinook salmon html icon pdf icon

Colorado pikeminnow html icon pdf icon

Lake sturgeon html icon pdf icon


Lake trout html icon pdf icon

Pacific lamprey html icon pdf icon

Pallid sturgeon html icon pdf icon


Steelhead trout html icon pdf icon


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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 of a Poster All Dressed Up and Someplace to Go

 

Thumbnail of a poster on What Makes Migration Tough for Fish

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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 with #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