European sturgeon returns to Ebre river

Months and months of international coordination, preparations and preliminary work to bring 4 European sturgeon specimens (Acipenser sturio) to Ebre territory.  Specifically to the facilities that IRTA has in Sant Carles de La Ràpita, where they will be in an adapted tank and will serve, above all, for public awareness and dissemination. With two underwater cameras […]

LIFE Migratoebre exhibition Catalog presentation

On the 15th February 2019 Museu de les terres de l’Ebre presented in its headquarters in Amposta LIFE Migratoebre exhibition catalog, which is a reference book in historical, cultural, social and environmental aspects gathered during the exhibition travelling. 500 copies have been published in a square 21 x 21cm size with soft cover and more than […]

Fish Passage 2018 Conference attendance

From the 10th to 14th December 2018 takes place Fish Passage Conference at Albury (Australia), where people present and share knowledge and experiences related to fish passages management and to these migratory fish management all around the World. As part of LIFE Migratoebre project, the first results of fish movements tests with ultrasound telemetry at the […]

Exhibition at La Ràpita’s IRTA

IRTA Center of Sant Carles de La Rapita celebrated the Aquaculture Day on November 30th, and organized a technical conference and open doors day, where the traveling exhibition about  LIFE Migratorebre project and Ebre river was opened in its facilities. All the staff of the Center and visitors who attended the conference visited the exhibition. It […]

Information boards at Flix and Xerta

It is necessary to inform people about the actions LIFE Migratoebre project is carrying out at the river. Both actions visible and not visible, as they occurr under the water or out of sight. On this purpose we have designed some information boards explaining these actions and solutions given to the river and its migratpry […]

Eel marking at Ebre river

After data gathering and with anew location for the new river data receivers, this Autumn 2018, PNDE, IRTA and CERM technical experts have been working together in electrical fishing to capture, measure and mark adult eels and free them to track their movements in Ebre river. In addition, the effectiveness of the new fish passes […]

Sea lampreys at Ebro Delta?

LIFE Migratoebre experts are working during this month of September together with a research team from Santiago de Compostela University, leaded by Fernando Cobo, to check if there still are lamprey (fry) populations at the lower Ebre slope. A pilot project about reintroduction of this species at river Ebre will be written up with these results, […]

Monitoring of river receivers

From the 28th to 30th August 2018 specialised divers are working to recover all ultrasound receivers which were placed along the river and at Delta. With this job all receivers will be recovered and replaced by new ones which will allow data reading from the river surface with no need to handle them. With these […]

Exhibition at Pont de Suert

On the 31st July 2018 took place the opening of the travelling exhibition dealing with Ebre River and LIFE Migratoebre project at the Fauna Center in Pont de Suert. With free visit, it will be opened until middle October from 9:30h to 13:30h and from 16:00h to 19:30h. Sundays only in the morning. Mondays closed. In a […]

Opening of the fish ramp in Ascó

On friday 15 June 2018 formally took place the opening of the fish ramp built at Ascó’s dam. The works ended by 2017 and is actually fully working, allowing migratory fish crossing up and down Ebre river. It consists of some receivers which register the steps of the fish specimen that have been catched during […]

Little ones Fest

On Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st of July took place “Little Ones Fest” at MónNatura Delta. This year LIFE Migratoebre project has been present with the Ebre river migratory fish mock-ups; European sturgeon, European eel, twaite shad and sea lamprey, dissemination materials and the video about Ebre river to explain the project to the […]

At the 9th rowing descent down Ebre river

On a yearly bases IDECE organizes the rowing descent down Ebre river, and LIFE Migratoebre project has attended again this 9th edition to explain everyone the european sturgeon reintroduction project, the imrpovement of other migratory fish populations and the ecological connection at the lower stretch of Ebre river down to its mouth. More than 130 […]

World Fish Migration Day 2018

On the 18th, 20th and 21st April 2018, the partners of the project celebrated World Fish Migration Day with activities for Primary and Secondary School students and families at Manlleu with Ter Museum and CERM_U-Vic, at Deltebre with Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park and IRTA and at MónNatura Delta with Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera. Audiovisual talks, […]

Travelling exhibition at Museu del Ter

On the 8th March took place in Museu del Ter, Manlleu the opening of the exhibition about Ebre riber and LIFE migratoebre project. This is the first visit of the exhibition out of Ebro area, and it will help people know better about Ebre river lower stretch, its history, problems and about the actions that […]

Notice board at Ascó’s ramp

Once finished the fish ramp at Ascó’s weir, it becomes essential to give information about this work, its purpose and the aim’s that LIFE Migratoebre project wants to achieve with it. Fish species who live there will be able to use it to make the migratory movements which are necessary in their biology, and therefore […]

Eels radio tracking in Ebre river

Last 2017 November some electric fishing was done to catch and tag with radiotransmitters migratory fish, and in particular adult eels. About 60 specimen from this species have been caught and tagged, and will be used to track their movements along Ebre river and also to check how do they use all fish passes created […]

New educational material

After travelling around Ebre Territory during 2016 and 2017, the travelling exhibition about Ebre river and LIFE Migratoebre project faces 2018 new season travelling around Catalonia where it will be welcome at centers, museums and institutions that also have touristic visits from abroad. Therefore, a special translated guides have been prepared in English and Spanish, […]

Exhibition in Xerta

During Sant Martí de Xerta’s town fair LIFE Migratoebre exhibition has been scheduled at the Town Hall’s multipurpose room. The exhibition is open to all kind of public all day long, so people can visit it the moment they prefer. Good to mention that Xerta is where one of the main works in Ebre river […]

Fish ramp at Ascó

One of the most expected works to allow fish migration, Ebro’s ecological connectivity and also to allow kayak and canoe navigation is the ramp at Asco’s weir. Eventually last summer the works started, and in few days the final result could be foreseen.  It is expected to be operational by the ends of summer!

Travelling Exhibition at Riba-roja d’Ebre

During the local fair days at Riba-roja d’Ebre, from the 24th August to the 2nd Septembre 2017, the travelling exhibition about Ebro river and LIFE Migratoebre project was placed at the plenary room of Riba-roja town hall, where it enjoyed a very spacious room that allowed to show the exhibition with all its boards. It was […]

Exhibition at Sant Jaume d’Enveja

From the 7th, July to the 6th, August 2017, the travelling exhibition will be ready to visit at Francesc Balagué Bibliary, at Sant Jaume d’Enveja. During this Summer period there will also be eduactional and guided tours available, organized by Museu de les Terres de l’Ebre.

At Firebre in Benifallet

Last 1st and 2nd July took place Firebre in Benifallet, where  LIFE Migratoebre project was present with its fish mockups, educational materials and a small sample of the Exhibition about Ebre river and LIFE Migratoebre project. In an excepcional scenario such as the village’s old washing place, it had such a warm welcome from Firebre’s […]

Terres Catalunya Award

On the last 2nd of June, 2017 took place in Xerta the awards cerimony of the 1st Catalonian Touristic Film International Festival (Terres Catalunya Award). In this contest first edition, the promotional film of LIFE Migratoebre project received the first prize of the corporate communication section. Congratulations!. Felicitats!.

LIFE Miera II Seminar

On the 7th and 8th June 2017 we have attended the II Seminar organized by   Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre as LIFE Miera project Coordinating Beneficiary, with a lectures’ programme to learn about different studies, projects and actions related to the management and conservation of rivers, species and habitats, wich were very interesting. We have […]

Migratory fish marking and monitoring

During the month of May 2017 electric fishing has taken place in Ebre river to capture migratory fish, mark them with radio trasmitters and release them up-river. At the same time radio receivers have been strategically placed in the river, from Ascó to the mouth. These radio receivers will allow monitoring on these marked fishes […]

LIFE Programme 25th Anniversary

On the 19th May, 2017 LIFE Migratoebre project took part on the celebration day of the LIFE Programme 25th Anniversary at Deltebre. The results for some LIFE projects implemented at Ebre Delta as field of influence were reported and explained. The event closed with a debate round table.  

Travelling exhibition at La Ràpita

The travelling exhibition about Ebre and LIFE Migratoebre project will be at Museu de la Mar in Sant Carles de la Ràpita from the 19th of May to the 25th of June. We expect the visit of students of La Ràpita to learn, with educational activities, the struggle that migratory fish go through and the […]

WFMD 2017

On the 19th and 20th May, 2017 took place the World Fish Migration Day celebration with games, workshops, talks, fish releases  and exhibitions at Museu de la Mar at La Ràpita, at Sebes Reserve and Flix mander, at Deltebre’s Ecomuseu and at MónNatura Delta. Children have learnt about migratory fish, its life, the problems they […]

LIFE Migratoebre at II Catalunya Water Congress

On the 22 and 23, March, 2017, on behalf of the II Catalonia Water Congress (, which took place at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, we have submitted the objectives of LIFE Migratoebre project and the stage of the performed actions. Ecological connectivity in Ebre river to allow fish natural migration, viability study of the reproductive populations […]

European Comission visit

On the 21st and 22nd march 2017, European Comission visited us to see and value  LIFE MIGRATOEBRE project’s actions progress. European Comission representative has been able to visit the sites where the fish passes will be done in Ebre river (Flix dam and Ascó and Xerta’s weir), the travelling exhibition about Ebre and LIFE Migratoebre in […]

Exhibition at Móra d’Ebre

From Friday 10th March until Sunday, 2 of April, the travelling exhibition dedicated to the river and to LIFE Migratoebre project will be in the hall of the Theatre La Llanterna, in Móra d’Ebre. We expect the visit of the town schools, so students can better understand the problems their river is suffering and the […]

Visit to a navigation lock and fish pass in France

Last February 15th, 2017, a LIFE Migratoebre project group visited the facilities of the navigation lock, fish slope and pass that Roine river has in  Montelimar (France). With this visit they took examples and experiences of the running of this kind of fish passes and their applicability in Ebre river.

To understand Sturgeon’s life

From January 2017, the Ecomuseu of the Delta de l’Ebre natural Park has in its aquariums a new information boards about LIFE Migratoebre project and European Sturgeon. Taking advantatge of the presence of Siberian sturgeon Acipenser baerii in a big aquarium, these boards help visitors to know better about sturgeons’ life, their features and common […]

Advisory Scientific Board 3rd visit

On the 24th January 2017 took place the 3rd meeting of the LIFE Migratoebre Advisory Scientific Board, where the results of the works in actions A1  on s’han presentat els resultats dels treballs de les accions A1 (Identification of potential spawning areas for sturgeon, twaite shad and sea lamprey), D2 (Monitoring the target fish population of […]

Travelling exhibition in Flix

From the 12th to the 25th January 2017 the exhibition about Ebre river and LIFE Migratoebre project is at Ca Don Ventura hall in Flix.  A great welcome and expectation during its opening can foretell a good acceptance and general public attendance.  

European eels release in Ebre river

IRTA is studying the potential use of technologies for fish farming. Once ended a test with 1.200 eels, about 500 have been marked with PIT Tags and have been released in Ebre river to favour its populations and to track them through the new fish passes in Xerta and Ascó’s weirs with the sistems set up […]

New educational material

With the Exhibition about Ebre anb LIFE Migratoebre project travelling around Ebre’s municipalities during 2016 and 2017, some educational materials have been designed and produced, directed towards the visits of students at 4th. grade of Primary School, so they can enjoy an educational activity with a specialized instructor. The Teacher Book and the Student Book […]

Educational activities at the Travelling exhibition

On Septembre 2016 started school visits to the travelling exhibition on LIFE Migratoebre project and the Ebre river lower strech. These visits are guided visits and will be complemented with educational materials designed on purpose for Primary and Secondary school students (9 to 16). About 40 groups of students from the surrounding villages are expected […]

Travelling Exhibition on Ebre River Opening

On the 21 July 2016 took place the opening of the travelling exhibition about Ebre river and LIFE Migratoebre project at the Museu de les Terres de l’Ebre, in Amposta. The exhibition will visit Ebre’s municipalities during 2016 and 2017, where also some students will visit it and the educational activitties will take place. The aim […]

Visit of LIFE Migratoebre external monitor

On the 19th and 20th July, 2016, Mr. José Álvarez, the project’s external monitor, visited us. With him we have reviewd all actions till now. He has instructed us on how to focus new actions and he has been able to visit the Exhibition on Ebre river and LIFE Migratoebre project at the Museu de […]

7th Canoe Ebro descent

On Sunday 3rd July 2016 the project was present at the 6th Ebre rowing descent, organized every year by IDECE. This time from Móra d’Ebre to Miravet. More than 1.000 people were present at the popular event and showed their interest in the project. During the event, Tortosa Castellers were also present performing a small […]

Ebro river spawning areas cartography

Cartopgraphy of potential spawning areas for sturgeon, sea lamprey and twaite shad in Ebro stretch between Xerta weir and Flix is ready. Teh result is more than satisfactory as many optimal points for these species spawning have been identified. This gives us many success guarantees regarding the sturgeon reintroduction in Ebro river, the fish passes […]

Fish marking in Ebro

using electric fishing method, technicians from Delta de l’Ebre natural Park, Mediterranean Studies Center and IRTA identified, measured and marked with pit-tags the migratory fish specimina (and others used as a reference) to be able to do monitoring of their movements with the receivers that will be placed in strategic points along the river: elevator, […]

World Fish Migration Day 2016

On the 20th and 21st May, 2016 numerous activities for children and families have been held on the World Fish Migrayion Day (‪#‎WFMD2016‬) and the World Red Natura 2000 Day (‪#‎Natura2000Day‬) at Sebes (Flix), at Delta’s Ecomuseu and at MónNatura Delta. Almost 150 people took part at these activities to raise awareness on rivers ecology, […]

Hungarian delegation visit

On the 13th May 2016 a delegation from the Department of Nature Conservation of Hungary Agriculture Ministry visited LIFE Migratoebre project. They have visited for a week different LIFE projects in Cataloniam chosen for their interest in nature coservation.

At Expo Ebre 2016 Exhibition

LIFE Migratoebre project was present again at 72nd ExpoEbre Exhibition which took place at a Tortosa on 28th, 29th, 30th April and 1st of May. With the real size mock-ups of the migratory fish, visitors were curious to know the details of the project.

Tools for the migratory fish monitoring

During this Spring we will start monitoring migratory fish. They will be captured by electrofishing, and will be marked and released. These marks will be used to observe how do fish move along the different stretches of the river, specially where works have been made to improve river connectivity, that is to say, Ascó’s ramp, […]

With the “Green Schools”

El 28 de abril de 2016 se ha realitzado en Tortosa una Jornada de Intercanvio Territorial sobre Participación donde estaban invitadas todas las escuelas del Programa Escoles Verdes de las Terres de Tarragona. Han asistido casi 100 alumnes y profesores de primaria i secundária, donde han podido conocer el proyecto LIFE Migratoebre.

Results of the Ebro water quality monitoring report 2014-2015

During the years 2014 and 2015 data from 15 sampling stations at Ebro river, from Mequinenza to the mouth, have been collected and analysed. This is one of the monitoring reports included in the Life Migratoebre Project, which will be compiled and published on a yearly basis. You can find the comlete report here.

New dissemination materials

Already available new dissemination materials: A poster about migratory fish Ebro habitat in A3 size to hang and decorate work places, and a sheet with basic information about the project and a serial of children games that will help children to discover and understand the values of the river, of migratory fish, its problems and […]

Migratoebre success at Amposta’s exhibition

On the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th december, 2015, took place the 55th Amposta Exhibition, where Migratoebre project was present with its Ebro’s Sturgeon and its friends Eel, Shad and Sea Lamprey. It was a success, causing great expectation amongst all visitors All of them congratulate us for the project and expect the best news […]

New dissemination materials

Already available two Roll-ups to support the disseminarion of Life Migratoebre project. One of them has a graphical description of the main issues of the project, while the other invites people to take part in the suggested activities, to disseminate the project through social networks and to inform of any watch of the target species.

Fish rescue at Ebro canals

Fish rescue at Ebro canals is a work that technicians from Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park do everytime that the lock-gates of the canals are closed and fish get stuck in them. These rescues allow the technicians to know the condition and evolution of the populations present at the canals, which are a reflection of […]

New poster about Ebro habitat

We already have the brand new poster Ebro fish habitat. Its ilustrator, Toni Llobet, created this new panoramic view where the target species of life Migratoebre project can be seen, swimming in the waters of Ebro river. In the background of the picture you can see of the main obstacles that the fish will be […]

At Mora la Nova exhibition

At 184th Mora la Nova exhibition the presence our stand with European sturgeon, European eel, Twaite shad and lamprey mock-ups has been a real success between children, adults and families all around the territory. This exhibition receives each year more than 50.000 visitors from Ebro Lands any Aragon.

Amposta’s annual town festivity

From 13th to 23st August 2015 Amposta annual festivity the town is recovering the tradition of decorating the streets of the town.  The main subject this year was Nature at Ebro lands, including the participation of the Sturgeon’s mock-up, as a future species of Ebro’s natural heritage. We congratulate them for the initiative.

At catalan sailboat league in Deltebre

On Sunday 2nd August 2015 we were present in Deltebre, where the 5th catalan sailboat league regatta was carried out. Just like in Flix, many rowing teams got interested in the Sturgeon reintroduction project in Ebro river and took pictures with its mockup.

At Catalan sailboat league in Flix

On Sunday 26th July 2015 we were present at one of the sport events at Ebre river with more impact all around Catalonia: The IV regatta of the catalan sailboats league in Flix. Many of the rowing teams, their families, friends and visitors got interested by the project thanks to the curiosity effect that produces […]

Visit of Migratoebre external monitor

On the 29th and 30th June, 2015, all LIFE Migratoebre project partners received the visit of Mr. José Álvarez, who will be the external monitoring guide for the project will help all partners develop properly all action until 2018!

Participation at Fish Passage Conference 2015

Fish Passage Conference 2015 has been held in Gröningen (Holland) from the 22nd to 24th june 2015 with a participation of more than 500 world experts. Life Migratoebre has been introduced at the conference with a very warm wellcome.

New educational flyer

LIFE Migratoebre project has now available an educational flyer that clearly summarises in which Ebro sites the project is going to act, what actions are going to be implemented and whhich are the targeted migratory fish species.

Amazing European Sturgeon mockup

One of the materials for LIFE Migratoebre project dissemination is a real size mockup (3,20m) of a female European Sturgeon produced by the sculptor Paco Ventura

7th Steering Commitee

On Tuesday 26th of May, 2015, all project partners met at IDECE’s head office on behalf of the 7th Steering Commitee, in order to do the pending actions monitoring and coordination.

Eel in the Meander of Flix

On Thursday 9th, April, 2015, students of Domènech Guzman school from Tarragona found a young eel while they were doing an educative activity about invertebrates in de Sebes and Flix Meander Learning Camp with Grup Natura Freixe. Because of its size and pigmentation, this specimen could have swum upstream through Xerta and Ascó dams last […]

Visit to European Sturgeon Breeding Center in France

The different Life MIGRATOEBRE partners visited last 26th, March, 2015 the facilities IRSTEA has in Saint Seurin-sur-l’Isle (Gironde) and that is dedicated to the reproduction of the European Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), managed by MIGADO association who is in charge of the project. A very useful visit during which some cooperation agreements came up with the […]

Agreement with Museu de les Terres de l’Ebre

La Fundació Catalunya-la Pedrera signed an agreement with Museu de les Terres de l’Ebre within Life MIGRATOEBRE project framework to order a travelling Exhibition about fish and the lower stretch of Ebre River. Hopefully the exhibition will be ready in spring 2016 and so the activities with students of the municipalities of the Ebro where […]

Agreement with the Grup Natura Freixe

Fundació Catalunya-la Pedrera signed an agreement with Grup Natura Freixe within Life MIGRATOEBRE project framework, to order the creation of the Ebro Voluntary Network of the Ebro. Grup Natura Freixe will introduce the project to the population of the Ebro, being present at Fairs, Celebrations and events in Ebro River.

Agreement with Fundación Biodiversidad

Fundación Biodiversidad grants an economic help of 39.317’50 € as joint financing for  Life MIGRATOEBRE project. This help will allow the management plan of the project preparation, compilation of Ebro fish data, production of technical environmental prescripcions for the new fish pass devices, coordination of the Advisory Board and the developement of evaluation methodologies.