Study shows more than 1 in 5 freshwater fish species are threatened by extinction

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Study shows more than 1 in 5 freshwater fish species are threatened by extinction

18 July 2019
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More than one in five freshwater fish species are threatened with extinction according to naturalists. A poor state of conservation which has worsened over the past ten years.

Our rivers are less and less fishy and the situation in our rivers has even "worsened" in the last ten years. This is the finding of naturalists responsible for reassessing for the French branch of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) and the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB ), the general state of the grouper, pike, sculpin and other shad populations in France.

Made public just a week ago, the new version of the red list of threatened freshwater fish species in France indicates that one in five freshwater fish species is today threatened with extinction , that is to say 15 species out of the 80 native ones (and not introduced by the man) in our rivers.