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13–16 june 2022, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Fish passage 2022

opportunities and innovation in a changing world


In-Person Registration IS CloseD

Registration for in-person attendance has closed for Fish Passage 2022: International Conference on River Connectivity.
Registration for virtual attendance is still open. Click here to register as a virtual attendee. Click here for information about conference fees. 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will host the conference as a hybrid (virtual and in-person) event from June 13-16, 2022. Join us near the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River as we explore the next generation of fish passage research and technology. 

Covid-19 Notice

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), community transmission levels of Covid-19 in Benton County, WA, have increased from low to medium levels. This means that the guest requirements have changed. PNNL follows state and CDC guidance regarding masks and social distancing. As such, all visitors to the PNNL campus are required to: (1) attest to their vaccination status during check-in to the conference, (2) complete a daily health checklist, and (3) refrain from visiting the PNNL campus if they are symptomatic. Unvaccinated visitors accessing the Richland campus, are also required to: physically distance and provide a negative test result.

The Fish Passage Conference organizers will be continually monitoring the situation and will provide conference attendees with the information necessary to comply with PNNL policies and ensure a safe, fun, and successful event for all of us.

Plenary Speakers

Carol Evans

Chairwoman, Spokane Tribe of Indians

Tuesday, June 14

Session Title: The passage of fish, not time, heals wounds

Dr. Gordon O'Brien

Senior Lecturer, University of Mpumalanga

Wednesday, June 15

Session Title: Past, present, pollution, passage and a tigerfish named Piet: African fishes in peril?

Dr. Evelyn Habit

Full Professor, Universidad de Concepción

Thursday, June 16

Session Title: How important is river connectivity for small-bodied, resident, non-game fish species?

Important dates

31 March 2022
Abstract submission deadline​
31 March 2022
13 May 2022
Early-bird registration deadline​
13 May 2022
29 May 2022
Hotel room blocks closed
29 May 2022
6 June 2022
Final program released
6 June 2022
8 June 2022
General registration deadline​
8 June 2022
13-16 June 2022
13-16 June 2022

Career achievement award

2022 awardee
Alexander J. Haro
U.S. Geological Survey

DistinguishEd project award

2022 Awardee
"Restoring the continuity of two rivers in southern poland"

Made possible by

Salmon Level Sponsors

Lamprey Level Sponsors

Stickleback Level Sponsors

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