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INVITATION – Dialogue to celebrate the World Fisheries Day and workshop on SA Fish Swimway Programme

We are pleased to announce that the SA Fish Swimway Programme will be hosting a workshop on the 21st of November 2016 in Pretoria. The University of KwaZulu Natal, together with WRC and SA Fish Swimway Programme Partners, will be hosting an event to celebrate World Fisheries Day. This will include presentations by fish specialists, followed by discussions reviewing the Swimway programme and refining the next steps. One of the speakers will be Mathew Ross, who in 2015 completed his PhD on fishway design in South Africa.  Representatives from the Kingfisher Project have also been invited, to talk about the current plans for Catchment Management Agencies in South Africa. During the workshop, we would like to specifically refine a suitable proposal that can be used for funding applications relating to fish migration in South Africa. We hope you will be able to attend ! 

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Swimway Programme Workshop at SASAqS 2016

Following the annual SASAqS conference last June, we hosted a fish behavioural ecology and swimway monitoring methods workshop at Skukuza. During this workshop, information and experiences related to local and international telemetry techniques were demonstrated with application considerations.

During this workshop the concept of the South African Swimway Programme was initiated.




Herman from the World Fish Migration Foundation chaired this workshop. François from Wireless Wildlife showed us the latest telemetry technology. He detailed the efficiency of the telemetry devices and their pros and cons for studying fish migration.

A report regarding the outcomes of this workshop is about to be produced and will be posted here as soon as it is available.