Functions of a Fish Protection System
Ecologic Institute 2021: Functions of a Fish Protection System. Infographic published in: Wagner, Falko 2021: What makes a screen to a fish protection screen? The functional components of a fish protection system. Jena: Institute of Aquatic Ecology and Fish Biology, IGF Jena.
This schema shows the three functions of a fish protection system: blocking, guiding, transferring. A screen with the function of a fish protection screen always forms a functional unit with the mandatory bypass as an alternative downstream migration corridor in the fish protection system. Separately and isolated from each other, both components are usually ineffective. Screens and bypasses must be closely harmonized with each other. An effective fish protection system must fulfill three basic functions:
- Blocking: Prevent fish from entering the turbine
- Guiding: Cause fish to swim along the screen toward a non-hazardous downstream migration corridor
- Transferring: Provide an attractive, non-hazardous downstream migration corridor and harmless transfer of fish to tailwater.
The infographic is part of the fact sheet "What makes a screen to a fish protection screen? The functional components of a fish protection system."
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