A Detection System for Vertical Slot Fishways Using Laser Technology and Computer Vision Techniques

  • Angel J. Rico-DiazEmail author
  • Alvaro Rodriguez
  • Daniel Villares
  • Juan R. Rabuñal
  • Jeronimo Puertas
  • Luis Pena
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9094)


Vertical slot fishways are structures that are placed in rivers to allow fish to avoid obstacles such as dams, hydroelectric plants. Knowing the frequency with which fish go through this type of structures can help to determine their efficiency, as well as know migratory features from species, determine if the fluvial course is healthy or if it is possible to fish with fauna preservation guarantees.

A non-invasive method for fish detection, without the need of direct observation, which uses a laser sensor and computer vision techniques to detect fish, is proposed in this work.


Computer vision Fishways Fish counter Laser detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angel J. Rico-Diaz
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alvaro Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Daniel Villares
    • 2
  • Juan R. Rabuñal
    • 2
  • Jeronimo Puertas
    • 3
  • Luis Pena
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Information and Communication TechnologiesUniversity of A Coruña. Campus de ElviñaA CoruñaSpain
  2. 2.Innovations in Construction and Civil Engineering (CITEEC)University of A Coruña. Campus de ElviñaA CoruñaSpain
  3. 3.Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering, ETSECCPUniversity of A Coruña. Campus de ElviñaA CoruñaSpain

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