Stopping the loss of fresh water fish

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Stopping the loss of fresh water fish

Globally, we are loosing freshwater fish species through destruction of habitat, blocking of migratory pathways, pollution, introduction of invasive species, overfishing, and climate change. The loss of freshwater fish biodiversity can directly impact the economy and food source of communities through the loss of freshwater fisheries. Indirectly, the presence of a diverse fish communities acts as a sentinel for reliably clean and available water for us all.

At the GWC, we are working to protect and conserve fishes around the world by building improved methods to monitor and track fish, working with resource managers to better manage both the fishery and the freshwater, and educating the community on the connectedness between freshwater fish and our own health. Working together, the GWC is protecting freshwater fish, and the communities they support through food and clean water, around the world.

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