Electrofishing - Theory and practice with special emphasis on salmonids

Torgny Bohlin, Stellan Hamrin, Tor G. Heggberget, Gorm Rasmussen, Svein Jakob Saltveit

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Theis report attempts to establish guide-lines for electrofishing in population studies and is the result of literature studies and experience from electrofishing in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Equipment, safety and training, sampling design and precision rqurements for various types of investigations, population, estimation and fishing practice are discussed. The results are put forward in the form of recommendations. Special attention is paid to the sampling design of surveys in streams of different types and for different purposes. Examples of the computation procedures are also included.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-43
Publication statusPublished - 1989


  • Electrofishing
  • Population estimation
  • sampling design
  • Salmonids

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