Fisheries Management: Electrofishing 101
September 24th, 2014
For owners looking to restore a fishery to a balanced state, an initial survey will provide the needed information to make improvements. The frequency in which a water body has an electrofishing study completed is directly related to the goals of the water body and the available budget. Those who want a balanced, healthy fishery should consider a 3-5 year rotation between studies where as those who want a trophy fishery or want to make big improvements in a relatively short period of time will require electrofishing once or twice per year. When developing a fishery, it is important to stay ahead of potential issues. As more is learned about the fish community, management decisions can be tailored to meet the pond’s needs. Electrofishing is a very important tool used in the process of managing a fishery.
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