Company News - on July 21, 2014

VDGIF Backpack Electrofish the Conway River


Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Region 4 Aquatics biologist explain how they use Smith-Root backpack electrofishing to monitor brook trout populations in the Conway River.   Conway River Episode from VDGIF Region 4 Aquatics on Vimeo.

Company News - on June 26, 2014

Aquabotix ROVs Now Available From Smith-Root


Smith-Root has teamed with Aquabotix to bring a new and affordable venture in aquatic monitoring.  Whether it is monitoring water intake screens, fish attractors, or exploring for potential safety hazards before sending down a diver, we have the solution for you. Our Professional Series of underwater cameras offer three options that are distinct in their applications.  No matter the model for you and your crew, they all provide topside live HD video viewing and recording with...

Company News - on June 25, 2014

Exactly What Electrofishing Looks Like!

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Bassmaster does a nice job of featuring hard working biologists using Smith-Root equipment.

Company News - on March 4, 2014

Answers From the Biologist: Wader Question

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Clients and users of electrofishing technology often consult with Smith-Root for questions about equipment and settings. Our Ask the Biologist website provision was established for this purpose. Because other users may have similar needs and questions, here is a sample of one recent query and our response: Question:Do you know of a durable pair of non-breathable waders? We have been using Cabela’s Three Forks Waders for several years, but we have recently noticed a decline in...

Company News - on February 11, 2014

50 Years of Smith-Root


2014 will mark the 50th year that Smith-Root has partnered with research scientists in the conservation of fisheries. Dave Smith and Lee Root had an advanced understanding of electronics while at the University of Washington in Seattle in the early 1960s. They were in the process of developing map digitizers to aid in the evaluation of timber acreage across the Pacific Northwest when a fish biologist approached them about a concept they had heard of in Europe: Electro-Fishing. By...