Northern Pikeminnow Telemetry

In early June 2021 CART tags were surgically implanted into 58 Northern Pikeminnow to help identify locations for targeted sampling of spawning fish for a selenium toxicology study in Lake Koocanusa (reservoir) in BC. This project was conducted in association with Minnow Environmental for Teck Coal. Biotactic was involved with designing the telemetry component of the study, tagging fish, training field staff on the use of acoustic and radio telemetry equipment and regularly analyzed sent tracking data to direct Minnow field staff to possible spawning locations for sampling.

Acoustic receiver installation
CART tagged female Northern Pikeminnow
CART tagging
CART tagged male Northern Pikeminnow