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Fisheries Engineering

Specialist Consultants in the Aquatic Environment

ADVISE – DESIGN – MONITOR

THA Aquatic personnel have led the development of ‘best practice’ in Fisheries Engineering throughout the UK and Europe since 2005 and our experience in the design of physical exclusion screens and behavioural deterrents spans over 30 years.
We test and advise on the design of all types of fish screening, passage and aquatic environmental protection structures to ensure they comply with regulatory guidelines and support clients with technical issues where necessary.
Our extensive experience enables us to identify the appropriate fish screening  or fish passage solutions best suited to the needs of a diverse range of industry sectors.
We regularly undertake inspections of facilities & infrastructure to assess performance optimisation and legal compliance, liaising with regulators and stakeholders on behalf of clients.
Key personnel have been responsible for authoring publications and ‘best practice’ guidelines in relation to fish screening and passage. Our proprietary STRIKER™ software has proved essential in the planning of hydropower and tidal generation schemes.
Employing the latest scientific insight, species behaviour modelling and well-established regulatory expertise, we are well placed to deliver unparalleled services to support regulatory negotiations and environmental case-making.

Fisheries Engineering experience includes:
Best Available Techniques (BAT)

Working alongside a client’s design team we ensure that BAT informs every stage of development, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.
We have extensive experience in BAT evaluation of new and innovative designs, regularly contributing technical expertise liaising with regulators and stakeholders on behalf of clients.

COOLING WATER & HYDROPOWER INTAKES & OUTFALLS

Members of our team have worked on all of the UK’s existing nuclear fleet, been instrumental in the development of ‘best practice’ in the design of nuclear plant seawater cooling systems and been integral to the permitting of the majority of ‘once through’ and tower-cooled thermal stations licensed in the UK under modern environmental regulations.

FISH & EEL PASSES

Our experience of best international practice enables us to advise clients on the many types of fish & eel passes available, assessing appropriate fish passage solutions.
We offer optioneering, preliminary design and regulatory approval services as well as pre and post commissioning surveys to ensure design optimisation.

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FISH FRIENDLY PUMPS

THA Aquatic can provide independent advice on the use of all types of fish handling pumps used in coffer dam dewatering, pond drainage and FRR systems.

FISH RECOVERY AND RETURN (FRR) SYSTEMS

For projects ranging from nuclear power plants to pumping stations we advise on all elements of FRR scheme and monitoring design.

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FISH SCREENS, BARRIERS, GUIDANCE SYSTEMS & BYPASS DESIGN

Extensive advisory experience in the design and optimisation of both static & travelling screening equipment, fish bywashes and behavioural deterrents including acoustic, light, bubble-based and electric screens.

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HYDROPOWER & TIDAL GENERATION SCHEMES

Our expertise ranges from modelling turbine-induced fish injury rates to Scheme Passage Rate assessments for migratory fish.

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