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  • Posted Monday, May 07, 2012

Smith-Root Installing Electric Fish Barrier on Telemark Canal in Norway

To prevent upstream passage of Northern Pike, Smith-Root has just finished supplying eleven BP-1.5 POW fish barrier pulsators to Fylkesmannen i Telemark in Norway. Smith-Root’s BP-1.5 POWs output pulsed fields of direct current (DC) that affects the muscular control in fish.

The Graduated Field Fish Barrier (GFFB) is in the final process of construction to be completed by the beginning of June for the busy summer boating season. The fish barrier is being installed downstream of Kjeldal Lock on the Telemark Canal which is an historic commercial shipping corridor that has now become a tourist mecca for various boating enthusiasts.

The fish barrier was designed to conform to the existing waterway dimensions (17 meters wide by 3 meters deep) giving the benefit of allowing all original boat traffic to navigate as per usual.

For more information about this project or to find out more about Smith-Root’s fish guidance capabilities please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) of Smith-Root Europe.

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About Smith-Root

Founded in 1964, Smith-Root has long been a respected member of the aquatic resource conservation community. We have supplied fish researchers, managers and hatchery personnel with quality fisheries sampling technologies and products over several decades. With on-site manufacturing facilities, Smith-Root produces a full-line of electrofishing, fish guidance, and electrosedation equipment to aid in fish restoration and recovery operations in various aquatic settings.