Fish Market 2016

International workshop on downstream fish passage best practices 

and innovations at hydropower stations  

6-7 October - Roermond (NL)

Welcome to Fish Market 2016International workshop on downstream fish passage best practices and innovations at hydropower stations - 6th and 7th of October 2016


The Fish Market is a conference for anyone involved in the work on fish migration, fish passage and restoration. It has been hosted as a workshop and the main theme was "best practices and innovations for the protection of downstream migration". During this Fish Market were given lectures, chances to increase your network, meet hydropower companies, governmental agencies and consultants. Several exhibitors participated such as dealers of relevant products and services. On both days, guided excursions were organized to the fish migration facilities of the ECI power plant in Roermond.


This Fish Market in the Netherlands has been organized by the International Commission for the Projection of the Rhine (ICPR), the regional water authority Roer and Overmaas and the World Fish Migration Foundation (WFMF). 


More information about the Fish Market



 We hope to see you at the next Fish Markets!




ThemesThe following six themes are the main subjects for the fish market:


Screening, bypasses & fish guidance techniques

Screening - Photo by Olle Calles


Optimizing knowledge dissemination

River Rhine tributary dam


Decreasing fish mortality in turbines



Telemetry monitoring techniques

PIT-tag antenna in vertical slot fishway


Policy and legislation for hydropower plants

Hydropower station Hengsteysee, River Ruhr


Criteria to define fish passage efficiency

Screening in front of hydropower station

 Photo credits: Wilco de Bruijne

Rob GubbelsSenior Ecologist, Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Olle CallesAssociate Professor, PhD, River Ecology and Management, Karlstad University

Armin PeterPh.D., Peter FishConsulting

Pierre SagnesManager of the Ecohydraulic Pole, Onema-IMFT

Jakob van BerkelProfessor (Lector) at HZ-University of Applied Sciences, Vlissingen, The Netherlands

Eric De-OliveiraIngineer-Researcher, EDF

Tim VrieseFish migration specialist at ATKB

Marq RedekerDipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing., Business Development Manager | CDM Smith

Eva ThorstadPh.D. Research scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA

Pia AndererDipl.-Phys., Ingenieurbüro Floecksmühle GmbH

Stephan NaumannFederal Environment Agency

Jon HateleyFederal Environment Agency