InStream Fisheries Research (IFR) is a company of dynamic environmental professionals focused on improving our understanding and management of fish populations. IFR staff collaborate with a network of affiliates from industry, government and academic groups to provide solutions to fisheries issues through the use of cutting-edge methods and technologies.

IFR offers a variety of fisheries research and project management skills that can be tailored to the clients’ needs. IFR specializes in the following areas: stock assessment, statistical and simulation modelling, hydroacoustics, telemetry, habitat assessment, and habitat restoration.

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Featured Projects

Keogh River

Clients: BC Ministry of Environment and Department of Fisheries and Oceans

The Keogh River salmonid project has been ongoing since the late 1970s and boasts one of the longest time series of steelhead abundance and marine survival in the world. Read more.

Scottish Counter Network

Client: Marine Scotland Science

IFR conducted a comprehensive technical review of fish counter technologies for Marine Scotland Science. This work will facilitate best practice in future data collection activities that are required to inform conservation limits targets to maintain healthy salmon populations. Read more.

Lower Bridge River

Clients: St’át’imc Eco-Resources Ltd. and BC Hydro

IFR is conducting a 10-year monitoring program to examine the effects of Terzagi Dam operations on the productivity of steelhead, Chinook and coho in the Lower Bridge River, BC. Read more.

Cheakamus River

Client: BC Hydro

IFR is examining the effects of Daisy Lake Dam operations on the productivity of salmon and steelhead in the Cheakamus River and restoration channels. Read more.