Publi Tender for construction of Pilot Fish Passes

Data de inicio: 20/01/2021
Data de fim: 06/03/2021

Empreitada de construção relativa aos Protótipos de Passagens para Peixes e Trabalhos Complementares na Bacia Hidrográfica do Vouga, realizada no âmbito do projeto LIFE ÁGUEDA - LIFE16 ENV/PT/000411

Public tender | 122/DF-GCP/2020 | Universidade de Évora

More information in ACINGOV.

World Fish Migration Day

Data de inicio: 30/10/2020
Data de fim: 30/10/2020

The University of Évora/MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre) and APA (Portuguese Environment Agency) join the celebrations of this day with a special program that includes a brief presentation of the project LIFE AGUEDA, aimed at conservation of migratory fish, and a live stream of the fish pass at the Coimbra Dam.

To participate, please fill in the form

National Week on Invasive Alien Species

Data de inicio: 10/10/2020
Data de fim: 18/10/2020

The first edition of the National Week on Invasive Alien Species will occur throughout Portugal on the forthcoming 10 to 18 of October, having for aim rasing awareness about biological invasions. This is a subject also dealt by some of LIFE ÁGUEDA's works, namely those of riparian restoration which the Municipality of Águeda will soon restart, along the margins of river Águeda.

Given these joint aims, the team of LIFE ÁGUEDA will participate on the national week with a program defined by the Municipality of Águeda, in cooperation with the national platform INVASORAS.PT and various other entities, NGO's and informal groups of citizens, which organize together a set of activities of national aim.

For more information please visit the weeks webpage.

Webinar “Talk on Swimways Bangladesh”

Data de inicio: 30/10/2020
Data de fim: 30/10/2020

Webinar on October 30: “Talk on Swimways Bangladesh”.

Event promoted by the Biodiversity Conservation and Fisheries Research Center (BCFRC).

For more information:

Restore and Remove Seminar

Data de inicio: 27/10/2020
Data de fim: 29/10/2020

From 27 to 29 October, the Finnish Water Restoration and Management Network, in collaboration with ten other organizations (including LIFE Programme and Nature 2000), are hosting a 3-day seminar in Joensuu, Finland. 

The themes for the seminar are fish habitat restorations, migratory fish, and networking.

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World Fish Migration Day 2020

Data de inicio: 24/10/2020
Data de fim: 24/10/2020


October 24th will be the World Migrant Fish Day celebrations.

On that day, LIFE Águeda will organize visits to project locations.

For more information you can access the link:

The Fish red book

Data de inicio: 2018
Data de fim: 30/04/2021

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:

Campaign to promote Portuguese fresh fish

Data de inicio: 01/06/2020
Data de fim:

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 ( and 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.

Project's Trail Presentation on the 27th

Data de inicio: 27/10/2019
Data de fim: 27/10/2019

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

EU Mobility Week

Data de inicio: 16/09/2019
Data de fim: 22/09/2019

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:

European Researcher's Night

Data de inicio: 27/09/2019
Data de fim: 27/09/2019

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:

2019 Codfish Festival

Data de inicio: 07/08/2019
Data de fim: 11/08/2019

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.

Music in the River, the other sounds of Fluviário

Data de inicio: 12/07/2019
Data de fim: 20/07/2019

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.


Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science

Data de inicio: 08/09/2019
Data de fim: 13/09/2019

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.

Águeda - Holidays in movement

Data de inicio: 24/06/2019
Data de fim: 02/08/2019

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.

5th International Conference on Fish Telemetry

Data de inicio: 24/06/2019
Data de fim: 28/06/2019

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.

III Iberian Congress on River Restoration

Data de inicio: 12/06/2019
Data de fim: 14/06/2019

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.

International Year of the Salmon - Symposium

Data de inicio: 03/06/2019
Data de fim: 04/06/2019

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.

Networking with Unlocking the Severn (LIFE15 NAT/UK/000219)

Data de inicio: 13/05/2019
Data de fim: 17/05/2019

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.

LIFE Info Day 2019

Data de inicio: 30/05/2019
Data de fim: 30/05/2019

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.

Vth Symposium on Advances in the Population Ecology of Stream Salmonids

Data de inicio: 20/05/2019
Data de fim: 25/05/2019

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.

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Data de inicio: 28/05/2019
Data de fim: 31/05/2019

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:

  • Provide a space that facilitates a dialogue among a diverse range of actors from academia, government, business and community on the multiple aspects of climate change adaptation
  • Promote the communication and knowledge exchange between researchers, policymakers and practitioners
  • Find integrated solutions and inspire action
  • Support ongoing efforts to enhance the coherence and synergy between CCA and DRR research, policy and practice
  • Discuss key challenges and solutions in cities
  • Provide a stage for presenting European’s excellence on Research & Innovation for CCA
  • Inform the next European funding framework for Research & Innovation

The biennial European Climate Change Adaptation conference is convened by EU-funded projects on behalf of the European Commission.

Lisbon Fish & Flavors 2019

Data de inicio: 04/04/2019
Data de fim: 14/04/2019

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

Data de inicio: 08/05/2019
Data de fim: 10/05/2019

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.

International Conference on Fish and Wildlife Resources

Data de inicio: 21/02/2019
Data de fim: 22/02/2019

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

Planet Water - Challenges and Success

Data de inicio: 23/02/2019
Data de fim: 02/03/2019

2019 edition of the annual meeting from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. This year in Puerto Rico.