Title

Field evaluation of a hidrostal pump for live transfer of American eels at a hydroelectric facility

Publication Date

1987

Keywords

American eel, eels, hidrostal pump, hydroelectric, Anguilla, Anguilla rostrata, mortality, injuries

Journal or Book Title

North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Abstract

The effectiveness of using a Hidrostal pump for the live transfer of American eels Anguilla rostrata over a hydroelectric dam was evaluated at the Saunders generating station facility on the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario, in September 1985. In total, 2,300 American eels were passed live through the pump with no latent mortality. Fish injury was minimal—averaging less than 3% over all test conditions. The Hidrostal pump shows promise for transferring American eels at hydro-electric facilities.

Pages

303-305

Volume

7

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