Water Resources Fisheries Leaders Published in Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

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McMillen Jacobs would like to congratulate fisheries and fish passage subject matter experts, Vincent Autier, PE, and Jeff Heindel for their recently published paper “Technical Fishway Limitations and Common Misconceptions” in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal Vol. 12, Issue S5, No:1000003.

The paper gives an in-depth look at some of the shortcomings of fish ladders, and more specifically upstream technical fish ladders, and highlights design elements to consider for providing the highest degree of fish passage efficiency. The paper also explores changing conditions, such as water quality, water temperature, climate change, and other environmental circumstances that engineers should consider when designing the best fish passage solution.

Vincent brings 20 years of experience in fisheries engineering. As an industry leader in the field of fish passage, he has led a wide range of projects with elements such as upstream and downstream fish passage, fish screens, trap, and haul facilities, diversion dams, irrigation structures, and intake structures. Jeff has more than 30 years of experience with aquaculture enhancement programs, species conservation, and recovery programs, and importantly has maintained and operated numerous fish hatcheries, fish passage facilities, as well as trap and haul facilities in the Pacific Northwest throughout his fisheries career.

At McMillen Jacobs, we strive toward technical excellence on our projects and water resources research, and we’re proud of Vincent and Jeff’s work that focuses on the advancement of global fish movement and fisheries conservation issues.

Click the link to read their paper: https://www.longdom.org/open-access/technical-fishway-limitations-and-common-misconceptions.pdf