About Us


We believe in the power of creativity and interaction between our staff and our clients. Our experienced staff consists of fisheries biologists, oceanographers, hardware and software engineers, data analysts, technicians, manufacturing specialists as well as business and administrative personnel. At BioSonics, we aim to deliver results in a friendly and approachable way.

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BioSonics has its roots in the University of Washington Sea Grant Marine Acoustic Program, which was organized in 1968 to conduct research in fisheries acoustics. The company was founded in 1978 by University of Washington professor and then Sea Grant researcher, Bill Acker with the intent of building equipment for the scientific community based on ideas developed under the Sea Grant program.

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Since 1978, BioSonics’ skilled personnel have conducted an unparalleled number of hydroacoustic studies, technical services and training, worldwide.

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Our Document Library is a great source of information on a wide range of hydroacoustic assessment topics.
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Our Hydroacoustic Assessment Workshops provide training in the latest techniques for hydroacoustic data collection and processing.
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