Fresh new coat for an ugly old boat

When Old Red rolled into the shop she looked a little rough around the edges, but this 17-foot North River outboard still had a lot of life Read More…

Film Friday: An Elevator for the Riverwatcher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb9xdBPkN1Q Today's Film Friday features an elevator structure we constructed to help lower and raise a Riverwatcher automated fish counter into and out of a fish ladder Read More…

Film Friday: Fish Lab Evolution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxk9pnLMuHc Our Fish Lab was a work in progress for several years as we transformed it from a storage space to a fully functional wet lab. As Read More…

Film Friday: Fyke Trap Install

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB4ZItxGr0c With a new fyke trapping project getting underway on the San Joaquin River, we wanted to share this film showing how these giant fish traps get Read More…

Upcycled Dehydrator

Thanks to the expert fabricators in our FABLAB, our kitchen now has a custom-built dehydrator, a bit larger than a typical off-the-shelf unit. They converted an inoperable Read More…

Tower of Bio-Balls

As anyone with a home aquarium knows, just keeping fish alive can be a challenge. As we have relocated and rebuilt our fish-lab several times over the Read More…

Film Friday: How To Assemble a Sonar Mount

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jU8VSUQgmI&t In this week's Film Friday, our expert fabricator Jeremy Pombo walks through how to assemble FISHBIO's custom mount for the DIDSON and ARIS sonar cameras. We Read More…

Counting Herring

FISHBIO fabricators have adapted their weir building skills to suit a new species for our team: herring. We designed a novel custom rigid weir that was portable, Read More…

Have Fyke, Will Travel

Our fabrication team has turned out another success by constructing a triplet of fyke traps to be deployed in the lower Mokelumne River. Commissioned by the Bureau Read More…