Use of Bottom-Mounted Hydro-Acoustic Sonar to Assess Fish Presence and Vertical Distribution at the FORCE In-Stream Tidal Turbine Test Site in Minas Passage

To better understand fish use of the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) site and their potential for interaction with in-stream tidal devices, this study examined how fish density and vertical distribution varied with respect to environmental factors, in particular tidal stage and time of day, and how these factors influence spatial overlap of fish with an in-stream tidal devices.


Haley Viehman and Dr. Anna Redden; Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research, Acadia University

May 2016 – April 2017