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  • Company News
  • Posted August 21, 2016

Biomeme and Smith-Root Partnership Offers On-site DNA Detection for Fisheries Scientists

Have you ever wished you could simply take a sample of water from a stream and know if an invasive species is present? How about the ability to use a simple, on-site swab test to determine if fish in your aquaculture facility are sick? Here at Smith-Root we share your vision, and it’s the reason why we joined forces with a fantastic new company, Biomeme. Biomeme has developed the world’s smallest and most portable DNA detector (a quantitative PCR machine), operated via a simple...

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  • Company News
  • Posted August 03, 2016

Smith-Root Science Team Can’t Wait For Kansas City

Have you heard about the new and innovative technologies that the Smith-Root science team will be unveiling in Kansas City? Dr. Austen Thomas and Phong Nguyen, our newest science team members, are experts in environmental DNA and electroimmobilization technologies. They know you are experts at electrofishing and can’t wait to demonstrate our newest technological breakthroughs that will transform your research. Their new technologies are simple, exciting, and inexpensive! Over the...

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  • Company News
  • Posted July 25, 2016

Electrofishing Theory and Practice: Australia Training Day

Everyone understands the importance of training and practice in the use of technical equipment — right? Similarly, with proper training and practice, electrofishing equipment is used to safely sample fish populations in surface waterbodies throughout the world for scientific study and fisheries management purposes. A wide variety of electrofishing equipment is available (battery powered backpacks and generator powered systems operated from shore, tote barges, and boats) from Smith-Root....

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  • Company News
  • Posted July 08, 2016

Smith-Root Helps to Understand Why Steelhead Aren’t Surviving in Puget Sound

Each spring, juvenile steelhead exit their natal rivers and move into the Puget Sound as part of their seaward migration toward the North Pacific Ocean. Once in the salt water, these young fish migrate rapidly through the inland waters of Washington State, some of them traveling hundreds of miles in a matter of weeks as they seek their offshore foraging grounds. Unfortunately, steelhead in the Puget Sound region have experienced a long term decline in survival during this critical outmigration...

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  • Company News
  • Posted June 22, 2016

Smith-Root and Natural Solutions Develop Innovative Technology

Smith-Root of Vancouver, Washington worked with Natural Solutions of Helena, Montana to develop an innovative fish guidance system that reduces mortality and entrainment of fish at high volume water intakes. The functionality of Smith-Root’s Graduated-Field Electric Barrier (GFEB) technology hybridized with Natural Solutions’ Flow Velocity Enhancement System (FVES) achieves the high levels of fish protection and guidance required by government regulations. Of particular note, the system...