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Design of Fishways and Other Fish Facilities

2nd Edition

By Charles H. Clay

CRC Press

256 pages

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This new edition of the best-selling book describes the main types of fishways and fish facilities used around the world to assist the passage of fish over dams and other obstructions to their migration. It also focuses on the protection of fish (mainly young fish) from the hazards encountered in their downstream migrations. The book brings together the type of knowledge and research needed to decide on the facility used as well as its design and operation. It emphasizes the need for both biologists and engineers to collaborate in the design and indicates in what fields such collaboration would benefit fisheries conservation in the future. This is the Second Edition of the only book to bring together all of these topics worldwide under one cover.

Reviews

"The author, chief engineer and chief of fish culture of the Department of Fisheries of Canada since 1949, has prepared his text, drawings, and photographs in such a way as to make this material useful in some respect to every fishery worker concerned with water and its Culturist, f its kind."

-The Progressive Fish-Culturist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C.

"I find it a most excellent book from every point of view. I know that it will be of great value in disseminating knowledge about the various techniques applicable to the handling of fish population in rivers."

-Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie

President, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

"I am amazed and tremendously impressed with the broad scope as well as the intimate detail presented by Mr. Clay, whose accomplishment, I know, will be given major recognition in the United States."

-Donald L. McKernan

Director, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

"Mr. Clay's book…is a severely practical book, clearly designed to be a guide and textbook for the fisheries engineer; but it gathers together such a wealth of up-to-date information and weighs this so carefully against hard experience that it is bound to be of interest and value to anyone who is interested in the survival of anadromous fish."

-Roderick Haig-Brown

Internationally known author and naturalist

"I am amazed and tremendously impressed with the broad scope as well as the intimate detail presented by Mr. Clay…"

-Donald L. McKernan, Director, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

"I find it a most excellent book from every point of view. I know that it will be of great value in disseminating knowledge about the various techniques applicable to the handling of fish population in rivers."

-Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie, University of British Columbia, Canada

"The author…has prepared his text, drawings, and photographs in such a way as to make this material useful in some respect to every fishery worker concerned with water and its control.…This is the only book of its kind."

-The Progressive Fish-Culturist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Table of Contents

Fishways-General

Fishways at Natural Obstructions

Fishways at Dams

Fish Locks and Fish Elevators

Fences (or Weirs) and Barrier Dams

Protection for Downstream Migrants

Fish Passage through Road Culverts

Appendices:

Elementary Hydraulics

Glossary of Common Names of Fish Used in the Text

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology