Online Fish Passage Reference Database Available
The American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental/Water Resources Institute (ASCE/EWRI) – American Fisheries Society/Bioengineering Section (AFS/BES) Partnership Development Ad Hoc Committee is proud to announce the availability of the Joint EWRI-AFS Fish Passage Reference Database, an online database of citations of current and historic literature on technical aspects of fish passage, including engineering, biology, design, and other relevant disciplines. The EWRI-AFS Partnership Development Ad Hoc Committee has created this database as part of its goal to develop initiatives for new projects to assist fish passage information and technology transfer. The database includes compilations of existing literature databases, bibliographies, published and unpublished (i.e., reports, gray literature) from multiple sources, and is intended to be a clearinghouse for new literature as it becomes available. The purpose of the database is to provide a resource for information on fish passage for use by fishery biologists, managers, engineers, and the public and private sectors.
The database can be accessed via http://scholarworks.umass.edu/fishpassage/. Database users may search for citations (many with accompanying abstracts) using author, journal, and/or subject keywords, and may also enter additional citations into the database through the Scholarworks web portal.
To enhance the effectiveness of the database and its repository function, pratitioners in fish passage can also add records to the database using the “author’s corner” and instructions at the same website above.
Support for the database was provided by the University of Massachusetts Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Region 5) and the U.S. Geological Survey S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory.