Electrofishing Safety


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This course can be used for crew member safety training. You can retake this course yearly for re-certification purposes.

Summary and Objectives:

Increase knowledge of and skills in electrofishing safety that will result in reduced incidents and injuries to crew members while maintaining efficient job performance. For U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service employees, the Service electrofishing safety policy (241 FW6) states that:

6.6 C. "All members of the electrofishing team must receive an electrofishing safety orientation at least once per season and prior to the start of electrofishing activities or when they join the team during the field season."

This course is part of the electrofishing safety orientation that will be given to you by your team leader.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and appreciate the risks inherent in electrofishing sampling.
  • Discuss the purpose and value of safety policy documents.
  • Operate equipment in a safer manner.

Competencies Addressed: 

Safety Engineering - Advanced, Fishery Biology - Intermediate

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