The Dam Removal Award 2023 returns to Portugal

The Free Flow conference organised by the World Fish Migration Foundation in Groningen has just come to an end. The 2024 winner of the Dam Removal Award was announced. 3 projects were finalists and the jury and public vote, taken in equal parts, awarded the prize to GEOTA in Portugal for the removal of the Vaqueiros dam on the Alviela river. Congratulations to them, they have won a cheque for €15,000. Congratulations also go to the other nominees, including the Fédération de pêche 64 for the removal of the Urrutienea dam on the Nivelle (5m high), where the results were immediate, with salmon re-colonising the upper reaches of the river. This is already a great victory.

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