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New report reveals shocking global decline in migratory fish

The World Fish Migration Foundation has released the first-ever Living Planet Index for Migratory Freshwater Fish. The report finds that globally monitored migratory freshwater fish populations have declined by a staggering 76% on average since 1970. Europe's average decline has been more pronounced with an average 93% drop. In Latin America and the Caribbean, populations have declined by an average of 84%. The findings within this report confirm that migratory freshwater fish may be more threatened throughout their range than previously thought. 

Many of you already know that migratory fish play a critical role in keeping our rivers, lakes, wetlands and oceans healthy by supporting a complex food web. They are also a critically important resource for millions of people around the world! But it is clear that a lot of people around us are not aware of this yet - that needs to change! 

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