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Making Way for Fish Migration
Salmon and other migrating fish, such as river herring and sturgeon, need access to freshwater habitat for spawning and rearing their young. Habitat loss and man-made obstacles like dams disrupt the natural flow of rivers and can prevent fish migration upstream. NOAA Fisheries works to promote fish passage, restore
habitat, and protect migratory fish.
|What the Experts Say|
|Jason Kahn, NOAA Fisheries scientist, sturgeon||Rory Saunders, NOAA Fisheries scientist, Atlantic salmon||Ed Meyer, NOAA Fisheries, engineer, NW salmon||Margaret Tauzer, NOAA Fisheries, engineer, NW salmon
|Ways to Celebrate World Fish Migration Day|
What's the most common way for adult fish to get past a dam? To use a fish ladder!
This water-filled structure allows fish to pass up and over in a series of steps.
Learn more about how fish ladders work.