Shan Gaing Fishway: Proposed design criteria and concept

John Conallin, L.J. Baumgartner, Martin Mallen-Cooper, Tim Marsden, Aye Myint Swe, Zau Lunn, Nyi Nyi Tun, Maung Maung Moe Nyunt

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    A design of a fishway for Shan Gaing Sluice is an outcome of the collaborative project “Quantifying biophysical and community impacts of improved fish passage in Lao PDR and Myanmar”, between the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). The main implementing partners on the project in Myanmar are Myanmar Irrigation and Water Utilisation Management Department, the Myanmar Department of Fisheries, and Fauna and Flora International in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, Australia.
    The Shan Gaing Sluice has been selected by the partners as the site where a
    demonstration fishway will be built, after an extensive consultation and field-based appraisal of all significant barriers within the Bago catchment. All authors have been on site at the Shan Gaing sluice and assessed the sluice as part of the design process.
    The opinions in this report are a collective view based on experience in numerous countries and particularly in the Mekong Basin, including experimental research on fishways in Laos PDR (Baumgartner et al. 2012; Baumgartner et al. 2018).
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAlbury, NSW
    PublisherInstitute of Land Water and Society
    Commissioning bodyAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
    Number of pages46
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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    NameILWS Report


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