Our Services

Fisheries GIS Analysis

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Through GIS analysis AFPS is helping to direct funding to the greatest impact sites. Ensuring suitable investment strategies and construction techniques for fish barrier remediation is crucial for ensuring maximum productivity benefits. AFPS has developed investment plans based on the rapid assessment of potential barriers in catchments in Australia and S.E. Asia.

Stakeholder Engagement

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Ensuring that stakeholders and the local community are engaged in any project is essential. Successful engagement will ensure the long-term success of the project. AFPS staff have successfully  been engaging with the recreational and commercial fishers and non fisher stakeholders and local community. This has led to the implementation of over 70 projects.

Fishway Design

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AFPS staff have extensive fish passage design experience. With designs for over 50 fishways completed in the last 10 years. AFPS has complete design experience for smaller fishways such as rock ramp and bypass fishways as well as culvert and pipe fishways. AFPS has also contributed to the design of many large fishways such as vertical slot, lift and lock fishways. AFPS staff have also developed the precast cone fishway.  AFPS has the design experience to get your project to completion.

Fishway Construction

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AFPS staff have extensive fish passage construction experience, having overseen the construction of 50 fishways in the last 10 years. AFPS has completed construction for smaller fishways such as vertical slot, rock ramp and bypass fishways as well as culvert and pipe fishways. AFPS staff have also constructed  the precast cone fishway and innovative new design. Construction has been undertaken throughout Australia and in S.E. Asia. AFPS has the experience to get your project to completion.

Fish Barrier Monitoring

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AFPS staff have extensive fish passage assessment and monitoring experience, having worked on fish passage projects in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Central Laos trapping thousands of fish and identifying over 50 species. Detailed analysis and reporting from these projects have greatly improved the knowledge of fish passage throughout Australasia.

Fish Community Sampling

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Using state of the art boat and backpack electrofishing equipment and having U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife electrofisher accreditation, AFPS is capable of undertaking electrofishing operations in any freshwater areas in Australia. AFPS also has extensive experience in traditional sampling methods, including gill, fyke, dip  and seine netting, baited traps, trawl and dredge nets. AFPS has provided extensive analysis and reporting on it sampling activities

Projects

AFPS has a long history of successfully implementing Fisheries research and rehabilitation Projects. Listed below are a number of projects that staff from AFPS have led. Many of the projects were developed while staff were engaged by Fisheries Queensland or NSW Fisheries. Many of these projects have been conducted with multiple projects partners, with funding derived from both Government and Private sources.

Queensland

  • Categorisation of Queensland Streams for Waterway Barrier Works 
  • Prioritisation of Fish Passage Barriers in Queensland
  • The Large Dam Infrastructure in Queensland
  • The Clare Weir Fish Passage Project 
  • Fish Habitat Rehabilitation Strategy for the Mackay Whitsunday Region
  • Restoring Fish Passage at Barriers in the Mackay Whitsunday Region Project 
  • Gooseponds Creek Fishways Project 
  • Ross River Impoundments Survey 
  • Dumbleton Weir Fishway Project 
  • Marian Weir Fishway Project 
  • Moura Weir and Neville Hewitt Weir Fishways Project 

New South Wales

  • Hawkesbury-Nepean Fish Community Project 

Nothern Territory

  • Provision of fish passage at Escott Causeway, Gin Arm Causeway and Burketown Doomadgee Road Causeway 

National

  • Low cost, Low Technology Fish Passage Solutions 
  • Rehabilitation Freshwater Drains Project
  • Reconstruction of Culverts and Causeways Project

International

  • Development of Fish Passage Criteria for Floodplain species of Central Laos
  • Prioritisation of Fish Passage Barriers in Laos