Help a fish travel safely by using the Fish Doorbell

In the Netherlands, an innovative project known as the Fish Doorbell has come up with a new way for humans to interact with aquatic life. Located in Utrecht‘s Weerdsluis lock, it combines technology, community engagement, and environmental conservation to aid fish migration during the spawning season. The Weerdsluis lock is a crucial point in a waterway system frequented by fish on their journey to spawn in the spring. However, during this time, the lock isn‘t frequently opened, posing an obstacle for migrating fish.


To address this issue, the Fish Doorbell was conceived. It consists of an underwater livestream camera positioned in the lock, allowing online viewers to monitor fish activity in real-time. The key feature of the Fish Doorbell is a digital button, which viewers can press when they spot fish on the livestream. Each time the button is pressed, it alerts the lock operator, who then assesses the situation and may decide to open the lock to facilitate the fish‘s passage. This not only reduces waiting times for the fish but also minimizes the risk of attacks by predators such as grebes and cormorants.

The popularity of the Fish Doorbell has soared since its inception, with over 200,000 viewers tuning in during the first week alone. Interestingly, the majority of viewers come from outside the Netherlands, indicating widespread global interest in the project. This international community actively participates in the conservation effort by monitoring the livestream and ringing the doorbell when necessary. The project has fostered a sense of camaraderie among viewers, reminiscent of other popular nature livestreams, uniting them in a shared appreciation for aquatic life and a desire to protect it.

Overall, the Fish Doorbell project represents a creative and effective approach to conservation that harnesses technology and community engagement to benefit both humans and the natural world. As the project continues to evolve and expand its reach, it serves as a great example of how small actions can make a big difference in preserving our planet‘s biodiversity while spreading awareness at the same time.

If you feel like looking for fish now, you should definitely check out the FISH DOORBELL LIVESTREAM, have fun ringing the bell!