How many fish species are there?
» 15,750 Freshwater World Wide
» Approximately 20,000 Marine Species
» 1,200 Freshwater Species in North America
What are the threats to freshwater fish?
» Rivers, lakes, and wetlands are among the most threatened ecosystems on the planet
» Pressured by growing human population and socio economic development
» Strain on the ecosystem is correlated with correspondingly high levels of threat to freshwater fish biodiversity