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Fish passage at Itaipu: "We have over 200 species and 50% of them need to migrate"

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Video: "We have over 200 species and 50% of them need to migrate"

Canal da Piracema is a 10km-long artificial river which connects the Itaipu reservoir to the Paraná river downstream of the plant, allowing migratory fish to reach spawning and nursery grounds in tributaries upstream of the plant, and return during autumn and winter. 

In this video, Domingo Fernandez Rodriguez, fish specialist at Itaipu Binacional, talks about how the approach to fish migration at Itaipu. Domingo will be speaking in a session on connectivity for aquatic species at the World Hydropower Congress co-convened by WWF – find out more here.

You can read more about the Canal da Piracema fish passage here.