Acoustic Tracking of Fish Movements for the Assessment of Effects of Tidal Energy Devices in the Minas Passage

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Michael Stokesbury and Dr. Anna Redden, Acadia University

Start Date: June 2011

End Date: July 2013

This project will use animal tracking technology developed by Vemco, a division of AMIRIX Systems of Halifax, NS, which allows researchers to track animal movements and behaviour over a scale of kilometers.  The information is being used to assess the potential interactions between deployed TISEC devices and tagged fish.  Using electronic tags surgically implanted in fish the research team is beginning to determine how migratory fish use the Minas Passage as they migrate into and out of the Minas Basin on a seasonal basis. A copy of the final report will be made available once the project is complete.