Cootes Paradise Fishway Operation

Cootes Paradise Fishway Operation

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RBG’s Fishway is protecting native species and their wetland habitats functioning as fish strainer at the outlet.

The Fishway is located at the mouth of the Desjardins Canal – where Cootes Paradise Marsh flows into Hamilton Harbour. Its design keeps large invasive Common Carp out of the marsh, but allows water and native fish to move between the two bodies of water. Part of the local HHRAP initiative, the Fishway is one of several remediation projects in place to restore the bay and the marsh and to a healthy ecosystem.

Since 1997, the Fishway has been protecting Cootes Paradise Marsh and connecting visitors to the hard to see life beneath the water. It is a vital tool to improving the health of the marsh, allowing further restoration initiatives to occur. The migration of fish is seasonal largely tied to spring spawning runs. The fall cool season and declining water levels allows the structure to be partially open to allow free fish movement.

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Name of contact person - Andrea Court

Country - Canada

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2024-05-25 to

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