2003 Panda Diversion Channel Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Armstrong, Allison (4)
Licence Number: 13445
Organization: BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc.
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Issued: May 28, 2003
Project Team: Peter Moor

Objective(s): This project is to meet the requirements of the Fish Habitat Compensation Agreement between BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The purpose of the project is to monitor the effectiveness of created fish habitat within the Panda Diversion Channel. Assessments will include an examination of fish and invertebrate utilization of the habitat structures, and the stability and function of the structures will be monitored on a seasonal and yearly basis. Fish will be collected and live released using two-way box traps, seining, and electrofishing techniques. Invertebrates and periphyton samples will be taken using artificial substrate samplers. Data collection will also include flow monitoring.