Electrofishing operator certification
Electrofishing uses an electric current to attract, immobilize, and catch juvenile and adult fish. It is commonly used in habitats that are difficult to access using other fish capture methods. All electrofishing operators must be trained and certified in a course acceptable to WorkSafeBC.
Where to get certified
Courses approved by WorkSafeBC include:
- Electrofishing: Theory, Safety and Application Certification, delivered by the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Natural Resources Extension Program.
- Lakeland College Electrofishing Certification Course, delivered by the Lakeland College Environmental Sciences department.
- Electrofishing Certification Training Program, delivered by the Natural Resources Training Group (NRTG).
- Safe and Effective Electrofishing Certificate, delivered by the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).
- Backpack Electrofishing Fundamentals, delivered by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).