One of LIFE ÁGUEDA's objectives is to overcome the current longitudinal discontinuity of the Águeda River, ensuring the renaturalization and recreation of habitats and the favourable ecological status of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), for populations of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) , allis shad (Alosa alosa), twaite shad (Alosa fallax) and sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). The first two species of fish are classified at conservation level as being endangered and the remaining two as vulnerable.
The three-year Red Fish Book project will run until April 2021. The project will assess the risk of species extinction, edit the Red Book, and further develop the SNIPAD (National Information System on the Freshwater and Diadromes Fish of Continental Portugal), containing all historical and contemporary information about the fish in our rivers, including those included in LIFE ÁGUEDA.
For more information: https://livrovermelhodospeixes.pt/
Docapesca, one of LIFE ÁGUEDA's partners, has launched, since last June 1st, a campaign to promote Portuguese fresh fish through the CCL – label of proof of purchase in a fish auction market.
The campaign will take place at adhering points of sale (more than 1000, between department stores, municipal markets and fishmongers), on social networks (facebook.com/docapesca and facebook.com/life.agueda) and in outdoor advertising, through collaboration with the municipalities.
It is recalled that the CCL label, in addition to identifying other fish marketed through Docapesca, also includes the seal of origin “Peixe do Vouga”, which is used as a way of identifying fish which benefit from LIFE ÁGUEDA’s work.
On the forthcoming 27th, by 9:00 a.m. the pedestrian trail rehabilitated with the project works to allow for interpretation, awareness raising and use by people with reduced mobility will be presented to the public. Keep this date in the agenda and joint the team from Municipality of Águeda on this presentation.
Participation is free of charge. However, please do register through email@example.com.
In September the European Mobility Week and the European Day without Cars are celebrated thorughout the EU. Our partner Municipality of Águeda has also scheduled some activities, which link to its target on some of project actions. Check for more information in: https://www.cm-agueda.pt/pages/49?event_id=2641
On the 27th September, the European Researcher's Night will be taking place in Évora under the theme "Science on the City". LIFE Águeda will be one of the projects you may get some information about on one of the "Science Café's" that will take place between 18h00 and 21h30, in Praça do Giraldo. For more information: https://noitedosinvestigadores.org/programa-evora/
For about 5 days, the 2019 edition of the well known Codfish Festival dedicated to the species will take place in Ílhavo, where you will be able to taste delicious recipes made by local organizations. During the whole day a set of activities take place including showcookings, tasting, contests, workshops, visits to the Codfich Museum, as well as nautic activities. Special programs for children will also be available. Our project partner DOCAPESCA will be present, you may know more about what they are doing in LIFE ÁGUEDA by visiting their stand.
On its 10th edition, the festival "Music in the River, the other sounds of Fluviário" will this year host Mário Laginha and Pedro Burmester, Elas e o Jazz, Joana Amendoeira, and Sara Tavares. The event will take place on tthe weekends, in 12/13 and 19/20 July, at Parque Ecológico do Gameiro, under organization by our project partner Câmara Municipal de Mora, which has been delivering programs that are known for its diversity and quality.
The 6th Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science will be held in Vienna, Austria, under the theme “Riverine landscapes as coupled socio-ecological systems”. The symposium serves as a wide platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences between science and practice.
The upcoming symposium will emphasise research related to the use and protection of water resources considering complex and large river systems. Topics, such as the structure (biological, chemical, and physical) and functioning of lotic ecosystems, will be addressed through disciplines contributing to the integrative field of river science. Amongst others, these comprise aquatic and floodplain ecology, monitoring of freshwater biodiversity, food web interactions, restoration of freshwater ecosystems, hydrologic connectivity, balancing human and ecological objectives, urban ecosystems, ecotoxicology, ecosystem management and ecosystem services.
The 2019 edition of the program "Águeda - Holidays in movement", a success event which gathers the young in Summer holiday periods in several activities is now ready to be deployed.
Following what was already the case in 2018, those with 6 to 14 years old living in Águeda can account with a set of nice activities designed and implemented with support of the LIFE ÁGUEDA project, which will allow to raise awareness about the project goals and activities.
The 5th International Conference on Fish Telemetry takes place this year in Arendal, Norway, on the 24th-28th of June 2019, gathering fellow telemetry enthusiasts from all over the world.
The third edition of the Iberian Congress on River Restoration, RESTAURARÍOS 2019 is organized by Centro Ibérico de Restauración Fluvial (CIREF) in coordination with Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura, having support from LIFE+ project RIPISILVANATURA, Wetlands International – European Association, Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica and the Ayuntamiento de Calasparra.
In RESTAURARÍOS 2019 you will be able to find a whole range of presentations coming from people and teams involved in river management, research and river planning, experts in river restoration, naturalists, volunteers for river conservation and, under a borader view, peopple interested and involved in the recovery of iberian rivers.
The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) is an international framework for collaborative outreach and research. Through outreach efforts the IYS will raise awareness of what humans can do to better ensure salmon and their varied habitats are conserved and restored against the backdrop of increasing environmental variability, and thus the overall theme is ‘salmon and people in a changing world‘. The IYS will stimulate an investment in research and leave a legacy of knowledge, data/information systems, tools, and a new generation of scientists better equipped to provide timely advice to inform rational management of salmon and build resilience for salmon and people.
During this month, elements from the project team will head to the UK for networking and visiting LIFE funded project Unlocking the Severn LIFE (LIFE15 NAT/UK/000219) - Shad Severn: Conservation and restoration of twaite shad in the Severn Estuary Special Area of Conservation.
Keep looking at our news and our Facebook page for updates on the works and outputs reached.
The European Commission is organising an Information & Networking Day on the 2019 LIFE Call for project proposals.
Participants will be invited to a morning information session on the 2019 LIFE call, covering significant changes to the programme compared to previous years.
The afternoon will be dedicated to networking with fellow participants to share experience, match with potential new partners and meet representatives of the LIFE programme from the European Commission.
As in previous meetings, we attempt with this 5th Symposium to put together experts and colleagues interested in the "ecology of stream salmonids" based on the statements of previous meetings.
Considering the amount of research and management efforts that stream salmonids have received, it is legitimate and timely to ask whether the knowledge acquired to date is appropriate to understand their complex ecology and overwhelming diversity of life-history strategies and to offer solutions to the conservation issues faced by all countries where stream salmonids are present.
The 4th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) builds on past conferences that took place in Hamburg (2013), Copenhagen (2015) and Glasgow (2017), and aims to:
The biennial European Climate Change Adaptation conference is convened by EU-funded projects on behalf of the European Commission.
The 2019 edition of Lisbon Fish & Flavors has already been scheduled. It will be held again at Pavilhão Carlos Lopes, where it will be the home for several gastronomic events around fish, with the presence of national and international chefs. LIFE ÁGUEDA team will be present on the event, through partner DOCAPESCA, as in the 2018 edition.
River Basin Management 2019 is the 10th Conference in the series which marks the growing international interest in the planning, design and management of river basin systems. It will be held in Alicante (Spain).
River Basin Management includes all aspects of Hydrology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Flood Plains and Wetlands.
ICFWR 2019 is the International Conference on Fish and Wildlife Resources. It aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Fish and Wildlife Resources. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Fish and Wildlife Resources