E3S Web Conf.
Volume 40, 2018River Flow 2018 - Ninth International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Hydraulic structures and their effects on bed, flow regime and ecology|
|Published online||05 September 2018|
Performance of a fish pass for multiple species: Scale model investigation
Service Public de Wallonie, Hydraulic Research Laboratory, 6200 Châtelet, Belgium
2 Université catholique de Louvain, Civil and Environmental Eng., 1348 LLN, Belgium
3 Université catholique de Louvain, Earth and Life Institute, 1348 LLN, Belgium
4 Service Public de Wallonie, Nature and Forests Department, 5100 Namur, Belgium
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Artificial fish passes are often the most effective solution to restore the ecological continuity of a dammed river. Such a pass can be built for specifically targeted fish species, based on the existing knowledge on its swimming capacity and behaviour. Usually, a wider range of possible species are present in the river and may use the fish pass. In the present study, a vertical slot fish pass has been designed for salmonid fish (namely Atlantic salmon Salmo Salar). This fish pass layout was initially tested using a scale model where juvenile fish were introduced. The study has now been extended to other species, some of them having weaker swimming capacity: bleak (Alburnus alburnus); chub (Squalius cephalus); and bullhead (Cottus gobio). Fish behaviour in the pass was observed using PIT-tag and video. PIT-tag tracking enabled to characterise the capability of the fish to cross the whole fish pass. Video recording was used to analyse in more details the behaviour of the fish in a specific pool.
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