The Electrofishing Assistant Workshop will prepare participants to take part in backpack electrofishing field surveys as a netter or assistant. The course will cover the theory and safety of using a backpack electrofishing unit, and an overview of fish identification.
In the field, participants will practice in-water communication, netting skills, and will have a chance for hands-on fish identification with live specimens.
NOTE: This course will not provide you with a Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Certificate. However, if participants have a valid Class 2 Certificate and First Aid training, they may use this course to log time with a backpack electrofishing unit.