Fish Markets all over the world

What is Fishmarket

Fish market is a concept founded by the World Fish Migration Foundation in the Netherlands. Fishmarkets have previously been organized in the Netherlands in 2011 and 2013. In Scandinavia, Fiskmarknad first came to Karlstad in 2013 and was followed by the fish market (Kalamarkkinat) in Finland, 2015 and Fishmarket in Roermond, The Netherlands 2016.


The upcoming Fish Market:

  • 2019 in Spain


The introduction of the European Union’s Water Framework Directive (WFD), Swedish national environmental goals and the implementation of the EU Eel council regulation, as well as regional projects, has intensified the need to solve fish migration problems. In the future, both power plant owners and authorities will have to take more action to create and improve fish passage solutions and fish migration. Currently, there are a variety of solutions to migration barriers, both those that are in the planning stage and those that are already implemented and evaluated.

Nature-like fishways are becoming increasingly common, as are projects to improve downstream passage conditions, something that was unheard of until just a few years ago. In addition there is a need to monitor the efficiency and success of existing fish passage solutions in order to find what works and what improvements need to be done. If we are to improve our results and products and increase our cost effectiveness then it’s time to share the latest in news, research and practical experiences from within this dynamic and exciting field.


Target group for the Fish Market

Fish Market is aimed at fisheries managers, power companies, consultants, government agencies, universities, non-governmental interest groups and organisations, equipment retailers and all other interested parties.


The purpose with the Fish Market

→ To bring together all those involved in the field of fish migration, fish passage solutions and migration restoration.
→ To create a meeting place for fish passage constructors and prospective clients and customers.
→ To create among fish passage, migration and restoration experts: a comprehensive view of the current state of knowledge, identify blind spots in our current knowledge and new fields of research, create an opportunity for professional networking.


Fish Market is run in a friendly and sharing spirit with the following guiding principles:

  • How can we create effective fish passage solutions?
  • How can we together achieve change?
  • What is important?
  • What should we avoid?
  • How should we monitor and follow up our work and results?


→ For more info about Fishmarket Roermond (NL) 2016 see


Date Mar 24, 2016
Category International