Location

UMass Amherst

Event Website

http://fishpassage.ecs.umass.edu/Conference2012/

Start Date

6-6-2012 4:05 PM

End Date

6-6-2012 4:25 PM

Description

Operation, maintenance, and field modification are critical for effective performance of upstream and downstream fish passage systems. This talk draws on 35-years of experience operating, maintaining, and modifying upstream fish passage systems for river herring in coastal New Hampshire rivers. Specific topics include planning for seasonal operations, staffing, costs, maintenance, as well as preferences and suggestions by professionals responsible for overseeing and maintaining upstream fish passage systems. The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department owns, operates, and maintains seven upstream fish passage systems in coastal New Hampshire rivers where river herring are the target species for upstream passage. These fishways are primarily denil, but also pool-and-weir and Canadian step-weir (removed in 2010) that are operated and maintained each spring for upstream passage of river herring. This talk discusses the experience of staff maintaining, modifying, monitoring and operating these fishways based on practical experience to maximize fish passage with the actual designed structure.

Comments

Cheri Patterson is a marine biologist and the Supervisor of Marine Programs for the NH Fish and Game Department's Marine Division. She has been involved with river herring and American shad restoration projects and has worked with the seven coastal fishways in NH for the past 35 years.

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Jun 6th, 4:05 PM Jun 6th, 4:25 PM

Session A6 - Operations and Maintenance of Fishways for River Herring in New Hampshire Coastal Rivers

UMass Amherst

Operation, maintenance, and field modification are critical for effective performance of upstream and downstream fish passage systems. This talk draws on 35-years of experience operating, maintaining, and modifying upstream fish passage systems for river herring in coastal New Hampshire rivers. Specific topics include planning for seasonal operations, staffing, costs, maintenance, as well as preferences and suggestions by professionals responsible for overseeing and maintaining upstream fish passage systems. The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department owns, operates, and maintains seven upstream fish passage systems in coastal New Hampshire rivers where river herring are the target species for upstream passage. These fishways are primarily denil, but also pool-and-weir and Canadian step-weir (removed in 2010) that are operated and maintained each spring for upstream passage of river herring. This talk discusses the experience of staff maintaining, modifying, monitoring and operating these fishways based on practical experience to maximize fish passage with the actual designed structure.

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