Following the Salmon Homecoming

Fall is homecoming season for a variety of migrating fish species, including fall-run Chinook salmon on the Stanislaus River. After two or three years of living in Read More…

Riverwatchers unite!

The Riverwatcher infrared fish scanner, developed by Vaki Aquaculture Systems Ltd. in Kopavogur, Iceland, is a truly international tool for monitoring fish migration. The Riverwatcher collects data Read More…

Chinook salmon escapement preview

Across the West Coast, fall-run Chinook salmon migration is wrapping up and abundance estimates are being calculated. Most salmon abundance counts are calculated using carcass surveys to Read More…

Fish passage connections

A big thank you to everyone who came out to visit FISHBIO and VAKI at the International Conference on Engineering & Ecohydrology for Fish Passage at Oregon Read More…

The one that got away…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl1MCQwk9lo A handy feature of the VAKI Riverwatcher system is that it allows us to record video clips of each fish that passes through our fish counting Read More…

Seminar success!

If you’re having trouble viewing the presentation, you can also download it. FISHBIO and VAKI Aquaculture Systems conducted a seminar this week in California to introduce fisheries Read More…

Putting two together

On a recent visit to the Robles Fish Passage Facility in Southern California we noticed that Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD) had enhanced their VAKI Riverwatcher system. Not only had Read More…

Moonwalk passage

Adding a little humor to an otherwise routine task, this crewmember shows off his dance moves after cleaning algae from the viewing window of a fish counting Read More…

Up all night…

While water managers release excess water from Sierra Nevada reservoirs in order to make room for winter rains, the higher than normal downstream flows are making salmon Read More…

New frontiers

The 141st annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society is currently underway in Seattle, Washington and the theme for the event is “New Frontiers in Fisheries Management Read More…