Investigation of the Vertical Distribution, Movement and Abundance of Fish in the Vicinity of Proposed Tidal Power Energy Conversion Devices

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Norman Cochrane and Dr. Gary Melvin, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Start Date: March 2010

End Date: December 2014

This project aims to study the Minas Passage turbine active fish avoidance using Coda Octopus Echoscope II 3-D multibeam sonar mounted on a bottom platform in close proximity to a turbine. The objective is to observe and quantify the distribution and abundance of fish in the water column and their ability to detect and avoid turbines.  A copy of the final report will be made available once the project is complete.