Novel Approaches to Tracking Fish Movements

March 16, 2021


Studying and tracking the movements of fish in the fast-flowing waters of the Himalayas is challenging. Tracking the routes of migratory fish such as the Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora), Snow Trout (Schizothorax richardsonii), and other fish species helps us locate their spawning and overwintering sites to determine important sites for their conservation. This webinar will present the novel technique of radio telemetry in which radio transmitters are surgically inserted into the fish and their movement is tracked using receivers placed on the riverbanks. This webinar will explain the science, objectives and expected outcomes of fish telemetry and provide a brief description of successful telemetry projects, for instance in Bhutan. The webinar will also present an overview of other approaches to tracking and monitoring fish movement, which can be applied to evaluating how many fish use fish passages on hydropower projects.


About the Presenters:

Julie Claussen

Director of Operations
Fisheries Conservation Foundation

Dr. David P. Philipp

Chair, Board of Directors
Fisheries Conservation Foundation
Emeritus, Natural History Survey
University of Illinois



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