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Passage of native riverine fishes through geometrically different sections of a vertical slot fishway on the Moselle River, Germany

May 21, 2014

In order to study effects of different geometric types of pools or change of the flow direction on the passability of fish, sets of PIT antennas were installed inside a modern vertical slot fishway at the mouth of the River Moselle. Fish of 13 abundant species were caught and tagged with PIT tags in 2013 and released in the tailwater of Koblenz. 16% of the tagged fish were detected entering the fishway a short time after release. These individuals provided data on entry and passage rates for different sections of the fishway. Preliminary results show differences in passage time and passage rates between different sections of the fishway.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title Passage of native riverine fishes through geometrically different sections of a vertical slot fishway on the Moselle River, Germany
DOI
Authors Matthias Pitsch, Bernd Mockenhaupt, Theodore R. Castro-Santos
Publication Type Book
Publication Subtype Conference publication
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Index ID 70107915
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Leetown Science Center