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Fish Movement Studies
To fulfill their life history, fish often need to move within and between waterbodies in order to access distinct habitats. NSC monitors fish movements using a wide variety of gear types and approaches, depending on the data needs and the questions asked. NSC has experience with: conduit and wire mesh fish fences; hoopnetting and trapnetting; remote vidography; active and passive acoustic and radio telemetry; and visual and coded tagging (i.e., PIT tags). NSC staff are trained in surgical techniques to implant tags in the body cavity of fish.