Online lecture about the Fishcon´s fish pass
Unfortunately, due to the corona pandemic, some of Fishcon’s conference appearances were canceled this year. Nevertheless, we were able to present our Fishcon´s fish pass to several interested parties at online seminars and other live events. A lecture by the managing director Bernhard Mayrhofer, which was held for the Swiss organization “Water Agenda 21”, is thankfully available for listening to on Youtube: >> to the digital lecuture <<
Have fun watching! If you have any questions, you can always contact the Fishcon team!
The second pilot plant works
At the fish pass Aschacharm, we were able to prove a total of more than 5,000 fish passages of 27 native species. Including the passages of schools of fish (noses, arbors …) and weak-swimming fish species. The largest fish was an eel about 70 cm. The passages of a pike with a length of approx. 60 cm and a pikeperch with a length of 61 cm could also be documented, although the system was only designed for a fish with a length of 60 cm.
Due to the very positive results, Fishcon´s fish pass could be assessed as functional according to the new Austrian guideline for the functional control of fish migration aids.
Great opportunity for public clients
A few months ago the Fishcon´s fish pass was issued the IÖB-compatible seal, which fortunately means that Fishcon appears on the IÖB innovation platform with the innovative fish migration aid -> wwww.ioeb-innovationsplattform.at
As a result, Fishcon not only generates better visibility with public clients, but also public clients and sector clients from Austria have the opportunity to have the Fishcon sluice funded by the aws IÖB toolbox with up to 100% -> www.aws.at/aws-ioeb-toolbox
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Fishcon team!
Monitoring of the Alm pilot plant has been completed – grade 1.0
The video monitoring at the Alm pilot plant was completed in autumn and evaluated in the end of the year. Despite poor fish stocks on site, a total of 683 fish passes and 305 fish passes were documented via the Fishcon lock during the study period of 104 days. The migration of all fish species occurring in the water (brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, grayling, brook trout, poppy) could be proven.
Due to the extremely positive result, the Alm pilot plant was rated as fully functional with grade 1 according to the current Austrian guidelines (Woschitz et al. 2003) by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna!
Second Fishcon pass in operation!
In July, the construction of the second pilot plant on the Aschacharm was completed. The system has now been running trouble-free for a few weeks! We look forward to the autumn monitoring!
Very positive results after first monitoring
The first results of the monitoring carried out in spring at the Alm fish pass are very promising. It has been possible to detect fish migrations of all existing fish species and the number of passages is also very good! After the main hike in autumn there are final results. In the next few days, the construction of the second pilot plant will also start in order to be able to prove the function in the barbel region!
Lippenannerlwehr gets Fishcon´s fish lock
Good news from the Lippenannerlwehr at the Alm in Upper Austria. The permit has been granted, the conversion of the weir has started and our fish lock will soon be installed!
Many thanks to the operator KPL for the excellent support and cooperation!
Fishcon GmbH was founded
The two founders Alkisti Stergiopoulou and Bernhard Mayrhofer signed the articles of association of Fishcon GmbH today.
The K.u.F. Drack GmbH & Co KG has participated in Fishcon. The company from the beautiful Almtal with over 100 years of company history can support Fishcon intensively in the development of the fish pass through many years of experience in the fields of energy, electrical engineering, metal and wood.
The first scientific investigations of the research project funded by the Climate and Energy Fund and carried out by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna have been completed.
The function could be demonstrated on the test fish lock. Under all test conditions (throttle 50 l / s, throttle 80 l / s and turbine 120 l / s) fish ascent and descent could be observed and documented. Theoretical and further practical investigations that have already been carried out indicate a very promising potential and show a multitude of advantages of the new innovative technology. The project will be completed at the end of December and a final report will be published afterwards.