The LANUV is the National Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia. He was the coordinating beneficiary in the LIFE Shad project of 2007 and in the LIFE+ Shad project of 2011. During this second project the LANUV was responsible for the conductance of all measures like stocking and monitoring of larvae in the Rhine.


The RhFV (Rhenish Fisheries Federation) is the association that represents the anglers in the Rhenish part of North Rhine-Westphalia and is responsible for the implementation of the migratory fish programme in North Rhine Westphalia. In the LIFE+ project it is responsible for the overall project management and the public relations work.


MIGADO is the Association for the Migratory in Garonne and Dordogne. It is responsible for the realization of operations for the management and the monitoring of migratory fish populations in the Garonne-Dordogne watershed. During the LIFE+ Shad, MIGADO was responsible of the capture of spawners in Garonne and Dordogne and of the production of Allis shad larvae for the Rhine.


IRSTEA is the Institute for Research in Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture. This is a public establishment. In the LIFE+ Shad project, IRSTEA studied the breeding parameters of Allis shad. The aim of this action was to control the all parts of the livestock in order to dispense of taking shads in the wild population.


EPIDOR is the Public Establishment of the Dordogne Basin. It is especially the animator of the policy of restoration and management of migratory fish in the watershed. During the LIFE+ Shad, EPIDOR completed a study by radiotracking adults of Allis shad in upstream migration in order to better understand the migration problems at dams.

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SMEAG is the Joint Association for the Study and Developing of the Garonne. For the LIFE+ Shad project, the SMEAG did a survey of young of the year of Allis shad in the natural environment in order to improve knowledge about their density, habitat use, growth and pace of their downstream migration.


ONEMA is the National Office for Water and Aquatic Environments. For the project, ONEMA achieved a state of knowledge on the design of fish ladders for shads, in France and in the United States.

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EDF or Electricité de France is the largest electricity producer in France. It has many hydroelectric dams, including the first three dams on the downstream of the Dordogne and the first two on the Garonne, all situated on the part of the axis frequented by Allis shad during its reproduction. For the LIFE+ Shad projet EDF has provided technical input to operations at dams of Bergerac, Tuilières, Mauzac and Golfech, and a financial contribution.


The Water Agency of Adour Garonne is a public institution that participates in the management of water in its watershed. It collects royalties and distributes them in the form of financial assistance for actions of common interest in the field of water. It has made a financial contribution to LIFE+ Shad project.

The Aquitaine Regional Council is a decentralized local authority acting on the territory of the administrative region of the same name. Located in the southwest of France, Aquitaine is composed of five departments: Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrenees-Atlantiques. Its capital is Bordeaux. The Aquitaine Regional Council has provided financial support to the LIFE + Shad project.