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Class2 Backpack Electrofishing Certification

This course is offered as a one day training workshop designed to certify crew leaders in the use of backpack electrofishing equipment.


Course Description

The main emphasis of this course is the safe use of backpack electroshocking units. The topics covered will include protective equipment, safe procedures and backups or failsafes. The course will also include the fundamentals of electrical theory. There is also a practical component to the course for which participants will be required to demonstrate safe electrofishing practices in the field. Instruction will be provided by a Class 1 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) certified instructor and meets OMNRF policy standards.

When is it Offered?

The next course will be offered May 27, 2016.  Please note registration is now full but get on the waiting list in case a spot opens up.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for field crews and resource managers involved in stream surveys and management. Registration preference will be given to professionals in the field who will be electrofishing in the calendar year the course is offered. Please be advised that registration usually fills up quickly.