Fish passage: Motivations and challenges in Southeast Asia

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Throughout Southeast Asia, particularly in the Mekong region, irrigation and hydropower structures are continually being introduced to waterways. These structures can hinder the migration and life cycles of key fish species, which local communities are dependent on for food security, livelihoods and culture. Fish passages, a type of “fish-friendly” infrastructure, have been added to these structures throughout the world as a way of allowing fish to pass. What motivates countries and funders to implement and/or fund fish passage? What are the challenges associated with the implementation of fish passages?

This online session will present preliminary findings from Charles Sturt University’s FishTech team addressing these questions. The second part of the session will open the discussion up to the audience for feedback.

Presenters are Dr John Conallin, Dr Nick Pawsey and Dr Jen Bond, Gulbali Institute of Agriculture, Water and Environment, Charles Sturt University.

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7 September 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
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