Red River Telemetry Study - 2018


Aquatic Ecosystem Health

Project Description

This project is a hydroacoustic telemetry study that is being conducted in the Red River to study movements and habitat use of a number of fish species including Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens), Bigmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Walleye (Sander vitreus), Sauger (Sander canadensis), Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio), etc. The obtained information on fish movement and habitat use is crucial for Instream Flow Needs predictions and will provide previously unknown aspects of the lives of fishes in the Red River such as where certain fish spawn and when fish move to and from spawning or overwintering areas. Additionally, the board will better understand the population structure and movement of fish between the United States and Canada in the Red River Basin. This project is also highlighted in our IWI projects StoryMap here




DFO, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Manitoba Sustainable Decelopment, Department of Natural Resources Minnesota, North Dakota Game and Fish Department