Life Águeda – LIFE16 ENV/PT/000411
LIFE Agueda’s intervention area is located in the central region of Portugal, in the Vouga river basin. The project’s main objective is the elimination of hydro-morphological pressures towards the reestablishment of conditions for a Good Ecological Status, as required by the Water-Framework Directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC) and River Basin Management Plans. This will be achieved by means of:
- Eliminating or mitigating river discontinuity, effectively ensuring the recovery and re-naturalization of river habitats for migratory fish populations;
- Promoting the re-naturalization of marginal riparian habitats, by reducing terrestrial habitats degradation and controlling invasive alien species (IAS) (in agreement with the European Biodiversity Strategy);
- Promoting sustainable fisheries management of anadromous fish populations, by engaging professional fishermen, and creating market differentiation and fish valorization (increase value to decrease fishing pressure over resources);
- Ensuring stakeholders engagement and compatibility of ecosystem uses.
The shared actions will be: eel passages and an App for tracking the eels caught