Biotactic is an internationally active scientific research and consulting company specializing in fish monitoring, fish passage and species at risk. Founded in 1998, we have extensive experience creating and developing innovative solutions and strategies for fisheries research and conservation.

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We started using underwater videography for fish research back in 1989 and in 2005 we began building BRAVO, which is an internet-linked network of self-cleaning underwater cameras with AI processing designed to monitor, identify and count fish. It is also used to collect data for long-term archival datasets.  We also design, build and supply both internet-linked and mobile fish monitoring and fish counting systems to clients world-wide.
Featured Projects




  • Fish Movement in the Welland River Watershed
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  • Sea Lamprey Telemetry Noise and Range Tests
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  • Rainbow Trout Passage at the Maple Hill Dam
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  • Fisheries Offsets and Compensation- Bruce Power
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  • Fish Movement at the Springbank Dam: Before-After Study
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  • Silver Shiner Size-Class Structure, Habitat Utilization, Movement and Persistence in an Urbanized Fragment of a Great Lakes Tributary
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  • Rainbow Trout Passage at a Nature-Like Fishway, Beaver River, Ontario
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  • Northern Pikeminnow Telemetry
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  • Brown Trout in the Kananaskis River
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  • Upstream Transportation of Sea Lampreys
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  • anglers downstream denny's dam
    Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on a Fishery
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  • Port Hope Area Initiative Fish Rescue
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  • Fish Passage in Brazil
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  • Fishway Attraction Enhancement
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  • Effects of Increased Silt Load
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The BRAIN

Biotactic has officially launched the BRAIN - Biotactic Research Artificial Intelligence Network. Our deep learning artificial intelligence system can accurately count fish, track their movement and score upstream versus downstream and true versus false passage at, for example, dams and fish fences. The BRAIN can provide valuable near real-time counts and perform in a variety of environments. Learn more about our new data analysis service.