Small hydro-electric schemes
ECOFACT provides expert Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology Consultancy providing specialist design, planning and monitoring services to the small hydro sector.
Our Managing Director Dr. William O’Connor previously worked for the Fisheries Conservation Section of the Irish Electricty Supply Board and has over 20 year’s professional fisheries and aquatic ecological management experience. All of our permanent senior staff are chartered members of the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM) and Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM).
Our company has a long established reputation for excellence in the provision of Fisheries and Aquatic Ecological Assessment and Management Services.
- Our main focus is on providing the fisheries and ecology services required for the design, construction and operation of small hydroelectric schemes. We work for government agencies, local authorities, private clients, rural estates, farmers, and community trusts across Ireland and UK.
- Our fisheries expertise ranges from routine and specific surveys using electrical fishing and a wide range of netting techniques, covering migratory (e.g. salmonids, lampreys and eels), coarse and marine species, to the development of monitoring techniques for a number of rare species of conservation importance.
- Setting compensation flows and designing fish passes and fishways are key services we provide.