Class 1 Electrofishing Course
2013 Class 1 Electrofishing Certification Course
The 2013 Class 1 Electrofishing Certification Course is scheduled for May 14-16, 2013. The course will take place at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. Please note that course fees cover 2 nights accommodations in Gzowski College, all meals while at the course, tuition and course materials.
2013 Registration and Online Secure Payment
Registration for this course is limited to 40 participants. Once the maximum number of students has been reached, prospective students will be placed on a wait list.
This year's course is now full. To be put on the waiting list if a space becomes available, please contact Leslie Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 705.748.1011 ext. 7943.
1.705.748.1011 ext. 7943
2013 Course Dates
Tuesday, May 14 to Thursday, May 16, 2013
Participants who have access to a backpack electrofisher are asked to bring their own backpack electrofisher to the course along with other appropriate equipment. A list of required equipment is supplied to registrants.
The course will provide practical equipment and safety training for those working with this collection technique. An ongoing component will be improving research and sampling methodologies while continuing to meet all safety concerns associated with Electrofishing.
The Class 1 Electrofishing course features both theoretical and practical field instruction. Participants carry out a back-pack electrofishing survey and gain practical experience as crew members and crew leaders. In addition, participants learn shore-side unit and boat electrofishing techniques. The course emphasizes practical fieldwork and a full day and half are devoted to field experience. Included in the course is an active "in the pool" wader safety session for those certifying for the first time.
The course content will cover: Lecture materials covering electrical and electrofishing theory and practice, pool session, practical experience with back pack, shoreside and boat electrofishing techniques. All participants must successfully complete a written test to obtain their certification. The course meets Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources policy standards. This popular course fills fast. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Trent University, Peterborough Ontario.
For information on getting to Trent, see the link "How to Find Us" on the main Trent University website at www.trentu.ca
OMNR Staff: $850 plus HST = $960.50
Other: $975 plus HST = $1101.75
Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Crew Leader Training Materials
The Institute for Watershed Science is pleased to offer a package of training materials to Class 1 Certified Electrofishers, for training Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Crew Leaders and Crew Members. The package, provided on CD, is available on request, and free of charge, to Class 1 Crew Leaders who have met the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources policy criteria for Crew Leader in Backpack electrofishing, and have taken the Class 1 Electrofishing Certification Course through the Watershed Science Centre. Proof of current Class 1 Electrofishing certification may be requested prior to shipment of the CD.
The Training Package includes a slide presentation, course manual, field assessment form, fish sampling form, sample exam and exit letter. To request this information please contact Leslie Collins at the Institute for Watershed Science using our Information Request Form, or by telephone at 705-748-1011 ext. 7943.
Photos from Past Courses
2005 course participants training with a backpack electrofisher.
Smith Root Electrofishing Boat (courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) at the 2005 Training course.
Training using a shoreside electrofishing unit at the 2005 course.
Participants of the 2006 course at Sucker Creek, Lindsay, Ontario.
Scugog river shore side instruction during the 2006 course.