Fish Passage 2015 - Special session on Sturgeons

Fish Passage 2015 – International Conference on River Connectivity

Groningen NL, June 22-24, 2015




Special Session “Sturgeon fish passages on large rivers”

June 23, afternoon: Sessions E5 and E6 according to the Conference Program


Moderators: Jürg Bloesch & Boyd Kynard



Keynote presentations

Jürg Bloesch: The Iron Gate dams in the Danube River and their importance for endangered sturgeons


Wilco De Bruijne: Fish migration at the Iron Gates


Dmitrii Pavlov et al.: What should we know about behavior of sturgeons to provide their efficient passage?


Michael Parsley: Salmon fishways in the Columbia River Basin and their use by white sturgeon


Boyd Kynard: Upstream passage of sturgeons at dams: Behavior of sturgeons at a fish lift and in a prototype ladder


Steve Amaral: Considerations and alternatives for safe downstream passage of juvenile and adult sturgeon at hydro projects


Radu Suciu: Monitoring strategy of sturgeon behavior to ensure functionality of future fish pass: the Iron Gate II case


Panel (Round Table) Discussion chaired by Jürg Bloesch & Boyd Kynard

Sturgeon behavior, functionality of fish passes – Fish pass or fish lift or other facilities? – Lessons learned, recommendations for a feasibility study




Further details of the Conference can be seen on the website


Abstracts of the presentations