Company News - May 02, 2016

Smith-Root Provides Community Outreach Help for Wild Fish Rescue Operation


In early April, 2016, Smith-Root staff assisted NW Wild Fish Rescue (Mr. Dave Brown and his volunteers) with the release of 2,000 wild Coho Salmon juveniles back into their home stream, Vancouver’s Salmon Creek. Smith-Root Senior Scientist, Carl Burger helped organize this event. Brown sought a good release location in upper Salmon Creek, one having good spawning gravels (for the expected future return of adults), and high-quality rearing habitat with cover for the pre-smolts...

Company News - February 25, 2016

Become a Certified Electrofishing Team Leader on June 21st and 22nd

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Have you ever asked these questions: How do I get the most out of my electrofishing equipment? Is it a bad idea to stitch a net onto my electrofishing ring? Do you have special settings for lamprey? What is the difference between peak and average voltage? Fisheries professionals from around the globe often ask these excellent questions, and we teach a course that provides answers and professional certification. The next Electrofishing Principles and Safety course will take place...

Company News - January 14, 2016

Invasive Carp Barrier Constructed in Southwest Minnesota

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Illinois Lake is located near the town of Round Lake in Jackson County, a few miles north of the border with Iowa. The lake outlet flows southeast to the West Fork Little Sioux River. Invasive carp, including silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bighead carp (H. nobilis) are present in the Little Sioux River watershed. While Illinois Lake is not usually stocked with fish, it is connected at the surface to Round Lake, an important regional lake for fishing and recreation,...

Company News - August 20, 2015

Smith-Root Commissions Two New Fish Barriers in Minnesota

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Smith-Root commissioned two Graduated Field Fish Barriers (GFFBs) in the southcentral Minnesota town of Albert Lea in May and June, 2015. One GFFB is at the outlet of Albert Lea Lake, and the other is on Goose Creek, a short creek that connects two upstream lakes. Both barriers feature an open channel design, with vertical side walls and electrodes flush-mounted to the barrier slab and walls. The owner and operator of the barriers is the Shell Rock River Watershed District. Albert...

Company News - July 15, 2015

Jungle Adventures!


Written by Bill Beaumont — Smith-Root, Inc. UK representative French Guiana (FG) is an overseas department and region of France located on the northeast Atlantic coast of South America. It borders Brazil to the south, and Suriname to the west. The country has a very low population density of only 3 inhabitants per km2, with half of the population living in the metropolitan area of Cayenne, its capital. The country is the largest (by area) overseas department of France. As an...