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College of Science and Engineering Fish Passage Planning and Design

Fish Passage Planning and Design

James Cook University's (JCU) College of Science and Engineering undertakes planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation projects for aquatic fauna connectivity and fish passage. This ranges from prioritization of aquatic connectivity impacts at a catchment scale, to design, implementation and evaluation of fishway facilities at a waterway structure.

Photo of flow velocity measurements in Tully Murray streams

Fish passage planning and design requirements for a project are determined by the type and scale of project (e.g. design of new highway section, impact mitigation for urban waterway structure) and the stage of the project activities (e.g. preliminary concepts, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).

See the Projects page for more information on our project design services and our major projects.

Professional services provided by James Cook University's College of Science and Engineering in planning and design for fish passage and aquatic fauna connectivity at small waterway structures. View the Scope of Services page or download  scope of services PDF (PDF, 125 KB) for more information.

James Cook University's College of Science and Engineering develops fish passage planning and design protocols for practitioners and managers, provides leading-edge guidance to government agencies and industry, and participates with the community in development and demonstration of fishway facilities. We have developed fish passage planning and design protocols for practitioners and managers, providing leading-edge guidance to government agencies and industry and participates with the community in development and demonstration of fishway facilities.

See the Key Topics and publications page for more details.

Contact us

Ross Kapitzke, Environmental Engineer

Phone: 0402316404

Email: ross.kapitzke@jcu.edu.au