Safe and Effective Electrofishing Certificate
Electrofishing is a common scientific survey method used to sample fish populations to determine abundance, density, and species composition. This course introduces participants to safe and effective backpack electrofishing practices and provides an opportunity to apply those techniques in a field setting under an instructor’s guidance.
Consisting of an eight-hour classroom component and four-hour field component, this course covers the basic theory of electrofishing, standard backpack setup, understanding of environmental settings, safety risks, precautions and safe work procedures.
This certificate meets WorkSafe BC requirements to conduct electrofishing in British Columbia, or as is required in other parts of Canada.
This certification does not expire; however, recertification is encouraged if there has been a gap in regular electrofishing activities or if required by employer or client.
This course is also available as a custom offering. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a course date and time that works for you and your employees.
- List requirements to electrofish and electrofishing systems
- Describe basic physics principles
- Discuss equipment components, settings and techniques
- Describe preventative safety measures
- Explain how techniques change based on environmental conditions
- Identify fish health considerations
- Participate in tailgate meeting
- Demonstrate safe electrofishing
- Experiment with technique
- Demonstrate safe fish handling
- 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Andrew McDermot-Fouts
This certificate is targeted towards individuals that require Electrofishing Certification as required by Worksafe BC in B.C. or as required in other parts of Canada. Biologists, environmental technicians, consultants, first nations, fisheries students and industry would benefit from this certification.
Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.