Electrofishing: Theory, Safety and Uses


NRFS 001 Electrofishing: Theory, Safety and Uses (course overview description)
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 to Thursday, September 28, 2023
$550: This program is eligible for FREE tuition using the BC Future Skills Funding Grant https://services.viu.ca/financial-aid-awards/strongerbc-future-skills-grant
Online / North Vancouver, BC
Additional Information

This course is eligible for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant (FSG). The FSG is open to most British Columbians aged 19 years or older – regardless of financial need – and covers up to $3,500 per person for eligible short-term skills training at public post-secondary institutions. Please see VIU's Financial Aid and Awards website for information on how to apply for this uniquely accessible funding opportunity. 

***If you intend to use the Future Skills Grant to fund your participation in this course, please DO NOT register for the course using this online portal (instead, follow the directions noted on VIU's Financial Aid and Awards website). If you will not be utilizing the grant, you may proceed with this online registration process.

Please be sure to review important program policy information here before registering for any NREP course.


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.

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