Accession Number:

ADA275026

Title:

Fisheries Handbook of Engineering Requirements and Biological Criteria

Descriptive Note:

3rd edition (Final)

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS PORTLAND OR NORTH PACIFIC DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

353.0

Abstract:

The Fisheries Handbook provides information on the design of fish passage facilities and their operation. Key elements include biological requirements of fish, biological design criteria, and the design of passage facilities. The biological requirements of fish include discussions of water quality, reactions to toxicants and pollutants, spawning needs, and the effects of fishing pressure. These biological requirements are then used to define biological criteria such as the swimming speeds of juvenile and adult life stages. The biological criteria can then be used by engineers and biologists to design fish passage and mitigation facilities. Passage through turbines, spillways, and conduits are discussed, along with locks, transportation, and mechanical handling. Hatcheries, rearing ponds, diseases, fish pumps, and the use of anesthetics are discussed. Examples of adult fishways and locks are presented. The thirty-five subject areas covered by the handbook include sections on issues and concepts, pertinent tables and graphs of relationships and data, and references.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Biology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE