RE: NANFA-- Collecting Equipment - electrofishing

Mark B (
Tue, 11 Jan 2000 11:41:48 -0500

At 10:18 AM -0600 1/11/00, Hoover, Jan J WES wrote:
>A recent study evaluated lethal effects of electroshocking and live-trapping
>on greenside darters (Etheostoma blennioides). Mortality from
>electroshocking ("electrofishing" to be more politically correct) was low (<

'Course that doesn't address the question of how electrofishing compares to
seining, dipnetting or castnetting. I almost never use traps, because I
have limited time at the site and I want to get in and see what's there
right now. I can see how fishes in a trap could become stressed and
injured while trying to escape over a long period. If I'm careful, I
usually have very low mortality on netted fishes.

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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