Electrofishing: Theory, Safety and Uses


NRFS 001 Electrofishing: Theory, Safety and Uses (course overview description)
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 to Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Online / Edmonton, AB
Additional Information

Day one will be delivered online via Zoom. Day two will be a field-based practicum in which participants are provided with an opportunity to operate the backpack electrofisher and apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in the classroom.

Students are responsible for supplying their own personal field equipment, as follows:


  • "leak-free" chest waders: neoprene or high-quality nylon is best
  • non-slip footwear: wading shoe, cleat or aggressive rubber boot sole
  • calculator, pen and paper


  • wading belt: nylon or rubber, worn on outside of waders
  • polarized sunglasses: side shields or 'wrap around' style is best
  • hat with a visor: baseball cap style is best

Natural Resources Extension Program staff will provide all other necessary field and classroom-related supplies and equipment, including; course manuals, electrofisher unit(s) and accessories, dipnets, linesman gloves, and associated field equipment.

Prior to registering for any NREP course, please review the program's registration guidelines, including important refund policy information.

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