ASI Tracks Endangered Species with Bio-Monitoring
While conducting an underwater dam survey in British Columbia, numerous white sturgeon fish were observed in the spillway at the project site. Since the white sturgeon is on the endangered species list, ASI was commissioned to provide further bio-monitoring to include range, habitat locations and physical characteristics (i.e.: size). This was not necessarily a service ASI offered previously but sticking with our roots of being a company with an entrepreneurial attitude, our team put together a plan using our available technologies to offer bio-monitoring to the client.
Requisite White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) surveys and monitoring is becoming more prevalent, especially during marine construction in lakes, harbours and rivers and due to the endangered status as determined by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).
To effectively monitor Sturgeon presence and activity, ASI utilizes a range of 2D and 3D multibeam sonar with high resolution cameras and leading-edge side scan technologies. ASI has a wide range of technology options for bio-monitoring of fish and other species. If you have a question or an upcoming project please contact John Lindsay.