Our Priorities

World Fish Migration Day : connecting people, from nature enthusiasts to anglers, from a local to global scale, to promote and coordinate this event every two years. We want to ensure that more people living along global swimways understand fish migration issues and support restoration.

Global Swimways: catalyzing knowledge exchange by connecting with scientists to give regular global updates on the status of migratory fish. We will update our networks and others with these data and frequent news on global swimways, supporting restoration visions everywhere.

Dam Removals: supporting pioneers around the world who remove river barriers and inspiring more to restore rivers to a free-flowing state. 


World Fish Migration Foundation (Stichting Wereld Vismigratie)

The World Fish Migration Foundation is registered in the Netherlands as ‘Stichting Wereld Vismigratie’, following Dutch regulations, KvK number 61884782. Fiscal number / RSIN: 85431841.

The Foundation was initially registered to the address of J.H. Diemerstraat 19, 9728 VM, Groningen. From early 2018, the address was moved to Nijenborg 7, 9747 AG Groningen.

The University of Groningen supports the aims of the Foundation and provides office facilities within the University.

The Foundation is a non-profit organisation that advocates free-flowing swimways for the benefit of migratory fish and society.


Remuneration policy

The remuneration for the director complies with the Guideline for Remuneration of Charity Directors of the Platform Goede Doelen Nederland. This guideline provides compensation bandwith figures, based on a number of specific criteria, such as organisation size, complexity and the governance model. The total remuneration for the statutory director (managing director) amounts to 66,000 euro (no nett remuneration but gross salary). The managing director is contracted for 0,8 FTE.

The members of the Supervisory Board do not receive remuneration for the activities carried out.

In 2018, the Foundation had two directors with supervision from an independent Supervisory Board. The Board had three members.


Supervisory Board

P. Bon, chair 

E. Lanting, 

D. van der Molen


Board of directors 2018

A. Berkhuysen, statutory director

H. Wanningen, founder and creative director


Annual Report 2018 (including financial statement)

Click below to download the annual report of 2018

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Policy Plan 2019


The current policy plan for the World Fish Migration Foundation can be downloaded here. In summary, it explains the importance to generate structural financial means for the foundation, how to keep the foundation going and how to execute the brokers role of the foundation in an effective way.


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