In partnership with Natural Resources Training Group, Lethbridge College is offering Electrofishing courses. Since 1994, NRTG staff have successfully trained more than 6,000 Canadian industry practitioners in the practice of safe and effective electrofishing.
The Electrofishing Awareness course is for people not requiring certification and simply want a refresher on electrofishing theory and principles.
Upon successful completion of Electrofishing Awareness, you will:
- be able to operate a backpack electrofishing unit safely and efficiently.
- be able to operate a backpack electrofishing unit to minimize fish injury and environmental impact.
- interpret field conditions and adjust electrofishing settings to maximize efficiency.
- maintain and troubleshoot an electro fisher and any related malfunctions.
- respond appropriately to potentially dangerous scenarios.
- communicate effectively with field crews and the general public.
- identify types of electrofishing field programs.
First Aid requirements will vary by province or country. Typically, an approved Level One first aid course (containing a CPR component) is required. Please consult with the applicable Worksafe or safety regulatory agency.
First aid training may be completed prior to or after this training program, and must be successfully completed prior to participating in actual electrofishing field work.
NRTG's 'Electrofishing Certification' course includes free, lifetime re-certification (note: Re-certification course is in development). To be eligible, prospective registrants for NRTG's 'Electrofishing Re-certification' course:
- have previously attended an NRTG 'Electrofishing Certification' course.
- may only re-certify after a three-year period.
- may only attend an NRTG 'Electrofishing Re-certification' course that has met its minimum (paid) registration total (typically 10 registrants, may vary by location).
- NRTG will limit the number of free re-certification 'seats' to three fro any one course delivery.