|Document Type:||Journal Article|
|Title:||Experimental tanker used to study transportation of juvenile salmonids|
|Author:||Steve Achord, James Ross Smith, Gene M. Matthews|
|Journal:||The Progressive Fish-Culturist|
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been conducting research involving the collection of juvenile Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) and steelhead trout (Salmo gairdneri) at several dams on the lower Snake River in southeastern Washington and the transportation of these fish by trucks and barges around the remaining dams to a release site below Bonneville Dam, the most downstream dam on the Columbia River. Transportation provides protection for the juvenile salmonids from turbines at dams, predation, and gas bubble disease.