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Feature Article #1

Lord Faraday, fool for a lifetime

Lord Faraday presents a big step forward in small boat design for Australian river and wetland electrofishing operations. So many great features have been packed on board, while still providing ample space for other gear and a 2- or 3-person crew. Once adjustments to the trailer are complete, I think one would be hard-pressed to find a slicker unit on Australia’s waterways (mind you, I’m slightly biased).

Tom Rayner | May 6th, 2010 | Continued

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Feature Article #2

Electrofishing with Power v1.41

The latest version of Electrofishing with Power begins to answer the question that all electrofishing users should be asking, ‘Can my equipment actually catch the fish that are here?’.

Tom Rayner | September 27th, 2009 | Continued

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Feature Article #3

Electrofishing and fish health

“Electrofishing is a valuable tool for fishery management and research, but when resultant injuries to fish are a problem and cannot be adequately reduced, we must abandon or severely limit its use and seek less harmful alternatives. This is our ethical responsibility to the fish, the populace we serve, and ourselves.” – Darrel Snyder.

Tom Rayner | January 28th, 2009 | Continued

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Feature Article #4

FRV PoleVolt: a heavy little workhorse

A review of PoleVolt, a 2.5GPP punt used by NSW Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries.

Tom Rayner | December 5th, 2008 | Continued

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Feature Article #5

Teaching Module: Electrofishing Systems

This PowerPoint slideshow is a teaching module developed by Alan Temple. It covers the key aspects of electrofishing systems.

Download the Electrofishing Systems Teaching Module (2MB)

Alan Temple | August 27th, 2008 | Continued

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Smith Root releases fish-handling gloves

New gloves to zap fish while you handle them.

1Feb2015 | Tom Rayner | Comments Off | Continued
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course – Narranderra, Australia

Narrandera Fisheries Centre is hosting an Electrofishing Course from November 4-8, 2013. Trainers from the National Conservation Training Centre (NCTC), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with staff from NSW Fisheries will be conducting the course. The NCTC will provide certificates of course completion.

7Aug2013 | Tom Rayner | Comments Off | Continued
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Key advances: estuaries and light batteries

New publications have contributed significant advances in electrofishing for 2013, including high-amp output for estuarine sampling and lithium batteries for backpack use.

26Jun2013 | Tom Rayner | Comments Off | Continued
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USFWS online training courses

Free online training courses from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

24Nov2010 | Tom Rayner | Comments Off | Continued
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Electrofishing in the Australian news

Researchers from DSE Victoria have hit Australia’s mainstream media, appearing online at the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s Age, owned by the Fairfax media empire, fishing the Murray River with their Smith Root boat.
Click here to view the video.

1Jun2010 | Tom Rayner | Comments Off | Continued
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MICROFISH – electrofishing removal data

This software package, available through the American Fisheries Society, was developed by John Van Deventer, USDA Forest Service in the late 1980s. It is used for generating population estimates from removal data based on maximum-likelihood estimation theory. It costs $10 and can be ordered here.

29Jan2009 | Tom Rayner | Comments Off | Continued
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UNSW to build new electrofishing boat

The Waterbirds, Wetlands & Rivers Research Lab, in conjunction with the Fisheries & Marine Environmental Research Facility (FAMER), at the University of New South Wales, has received funding to build a new electrofishing boat.

19Jan2009 | Tom Rayner | Comments Off | Continued