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  • Company News
  • Posted October 16, 2014

Invasive Carp Barrier Installed in Minnesota

Smith-Root commissioned the installation of an electric fish barrier in Jackson County, Minnesota.  The barrier, locally referred to as “1C,” was installed in the downstream end of a box culvert that passes a drainage ditch under a rural road near Brewster.  The purpose of the barrier is to…

  • Company News
  • Posted October 09, 2014

Electric Fish Barrier Commissioned in Norway

Smith-Root commissioned the installation of an electric fish barrier in the tailrace of Rygenefossen (Rygene Hydro Powerplant) located near Arendal, Norway.  The current structure at Rygenefossen initiated power production in 1978 after replacing a former power station at the same…

  • Company News
  • Posted September 16, 2014

Who Can Put a Ford Truck Through the Harshest of Environments?

Ford Trucks asked all Australians: Who can put a Ford Truck through the harshest of environments? The winner: Terry Vallance, a fisheries scientist, was deemed the most extreme by a public vote because he tows electrofishing boats and backpack electrofishes with a Smith-Root LR-24 in…

  • Company News
  • Posted 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.

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  • Company News
  • Posted June 25, 2014

Exactly What Electrofishing Looks Like!

Bassmaster does a nice job of featuring hard working biologists using Smith-Root equipment. http://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/what-electroshocking-really-looks