Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

New Backpack Electro-fishing course announced

Backpack Electro-fishing – Level 2 Course
When: TBD – late June, 2015 (minimum number of registrants required)
Where: TBD – Guelph, ON
Cost: $500+hst, $300+hst for students

This one day course will certify participants in backpack electro-fishing.  Backpack electro-fishing is a widely used method for fish population monitoring and assessment. This course will provide in-class instruction and an outdoor, hands-on practicum. No previous experience required. It is recommended that participants obtain their Standard First Aid and CPR certification prior to the course, however, it is not required.


Please note that Level 2 electro-fishing certification is also contingent on a 70% passing grade on the electro-fishing written and practicum exam within this course. Participants are also required to independently obtain their Standard First Aid and CPR Certification and 15 backpack electrofishing apprenticeship hours. Apprenticeship opportunities available with Trout Unlimited Canadaand through local conservation authorities throughout the summer and/or fall.


If you are interested in attending (or have any questions), please let us know ASAP by emailing [email protected] or calling 519-763-0888. Please feel free to forward this message to anyone else you think may be interested in attending.


Thank you,



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