Electrofishing and fish health


A dorsal view X-ray of a rainbow trout revealing spinal fracture caused by electrofishing (source: N. G. Sharber).

As fish lovers and conservationists, we have a vested interest in maintaining fish health. As fisheries scientists, we have the responsibility of ensuring that our sampling techniques are as ethically transparent and non-invasive as possible. Many of us have moved from passive gear types, such as gill nets, to what are considered ‘less harmful’ methods, such as electrofishing. Continue Reading..

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