ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

Film recommendation: Lachs - quo vadis? | 2020 | A film by Kristof Reuther and Jonas Steiner

A film about the reintroduction of the salmon in Germany on the occasion of the Year of the Salmon 2019. The salmon used to be a breadfish in Germany, today it is almost extinct and only known from the supermarket. In order to strengthen the stocks again, and in addition to the states in the Rhine catchment, many volunteers, clubs and associations are working on its reintroduction.

Since the salmon disappeared in the 1950s, the Rhine has not been repopulated in sufficient numbers, although apparently so much has been done for this species - But why? And why, above all, must we not stop now and get the public excited about this fish species? This is what this film is about.