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Backpack Electrofishing Certification

DST’s Biologists Antonio Trogrlic, Jody Hereema and Michaela Haring attended Backpack Electrofishing Class 2 certification this May as part of the Natural Channels Systems Conference held at the University of Guelph.



Backpack Electrofishing is a method of sampling fish that uses a non-lethal electric shock that induces electrotaxis in fish. Electrotaxis causes fish to swim towards an electric current allowing them to be easily captured without harming them.


Backpack Electrofishing is an essential tool to DST and its clients to perform fisheries studies in streams, and fish removal for bridge and culvert construction projects.  

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