Hydrobiologia

, Volume 128, Issue 1, pp 57–60

Effectiveness of a Hidrostal pump in the live transfer of American eels

  • P. H. Patrick
  • B. Sim
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00008940

Cite this article as:
Patrick, P.H. & Sim, B. Hydrobiologia (1985) 128: 57. doi:10.1007/BF00008940
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Abstract

The effectiveness of a Hidrostal pump in the live transfer of American eels (Anquilla americana) was investigated under laboratory conditions. Eel survival 72h after passage through the fish pump was high, averaging approximately 98% over all test conditions. There was no significant increase in mortality observed with an increase in pump impeller speed (890–1204 r.p.m.) or eel density (low-high). The Hidrostal pump shows promise for application at hydro-electric facilities in the passage of eels.

Keywords

American eels live transfer effectiveness fish pump 

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. H. Patrick
    • 1
  • B. Sim
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontario Hydro Research DivisionTorontoCanada

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