Swimming and other activities: applied aspects of fish swimming performance

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Edited by: A.P. Farrell

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Abstract

Human activities such as hydropower development, water withdrawals, and commercial fisheries often put fish species at risk. Engineered solutions designed to protect species or their life stages are frequently based on assumptions about swimming performance and behaviors. In many cases, however, the appropriate data to support these designs are either unavailable or misapplied. This article provides an overview of the state of knowledge of fish swimming performance – where the data come from and how they are applied – identifying both gaps in knowledge and common errors in application, with guidance on how to avoid repeating mistakes, as well as suggestions for further study.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Swimming and other activities: applied aspects of fish swimming performance
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-374553-8.00180-5
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Academic Press
Publisher location San Diego, CA
Contributing office(s) Leetown Science Center
Description 12 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of fish physiology: from genome to the environment
First page 1652
Last page 1663
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N