Port Hope Area Initiative Fish Rescue
Prior to and during in-water remediation, Biotactic uses boat electrofishing in the inner harbour in Lake Ontario to remove, relocate, and rescue a variety of fish species. This project is part of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) which involves the cleanup of historic low-level radioactive waste and long-term waste management within the Municipality of Port Hope. This is the largest environmental clean-up project ever conducted in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Biotactic team members are specifically trained and certified by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to safely work in various low-level radiological zones and have received federal security clearance. To date (September 2022), we have relocated over 13352 fish including 28 fish species.