Acoustic Tracking of Fish Movements in the Minas Passage and FORCE Crown Lease Area: Pre-Turbine Baseline Studies

This project used animal tracking technology developed by VEMCO, a division of AMIRIX Systems of Halifax, NS. The technology allows researchers to track animal movements and behaviour over a scale of kilometers. The information collected was used to assess potential interactions between deployed TISEC devices and tagged fish. With electronic tags surgically implanted in fish, the research team looked at how migratory fish use the Minas Passage as they migrate into and out of the Minas Basin on a seasonal basis.


Principal Investigators:  Dr. Michael Stokesbury and Dr. Anna Redden, Acadia University

June 2011 – July 2013