WHOOSHH

American Shad: Transport Feasibility Study (2017)

the question
the conclusion
the question

HDR Engineering, Inc.

Micheal Sears

American Shad

Is it feasible to transport American shad via a Whooshh fish transport system? What is the associated passage survival and impact on the epithelium associated with Whooshh passage?

the conclusion

Yes, it is feasible to safely, efficiently and effectively transport via Whooshh fish transport system. Comparing fluorescein dye staining for epithelial injury, it was found that the level of staining was very low indicating very small or limited injury, the patterns being consistent with study-associated fish handling, and no differences were found between the non-transported shad and the WFTS-transported shad. 


Immediate survival post-WFTS transport was 100% and 24 hour survival of shad was 97.4% excluding the few shad that were injured due to correctable technical setup complications encountered for the temporary installation.

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