St. Lawrence River Array
Project Title
St. Lawrence River Multispecies Telemetry Project
Project Code
Project Duration
October 2021 - October 2031
Project Description
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation are interested in establishing a multispecies array throughout the St. Lawrence River to investigate seasonal fish movements, mixed stock analysis, habitat use, and spawning location for a variety of Lawrence River species. This St. Lawrence River array will be maintained annually with VR2AR receivers being exchanged each summer to early-fall for a minimum of 10 years. The array will consist of 5km spaced gates from the head of the St. Lawrence River near Carleton Island downstream below the Moses-Saunders Power Dam, including Akwesasne waters of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Within each gate, receiver spacing is roughly 800m apart for full spatial coverage.
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