Patrick, P.H. & Sim, B. Hydrobiologia (1985) 128: 57. doi:10.1007/BF00008940
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.
American eels live transfer effectiveness fish pump