Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing

Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing

Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing

Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Course: Registration is Open!

This one-day course will certify participants in backpack electrofishing. Backpack electrofishing is a widely used method for fish population monitoring and assessment.

Instruction will be provided by a Class 1 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) certified instructor and meets OMNRF policy standards.

The topics covered will include protective equipment, safety procedures, and backups or fail-safes. The course will also include the fundamentals of electrical theory.

Participants will be required to demonstrate safe electrofishing practices in the field during a practical training session in a local stream.

A Letter of Completion for the training (good for 3 years) will be provided to prove certification. Class 2 certified personnel, after 3 days of apprenticeship under a certified backpack crew leader, are able to train their own backpack electrofishing crew (netters).

A pass of 70% is required on the written exam. Participants are also required to independently obtain their Standard First Aid and CPR Certification.

Apprenticeship opportunities will be available with Trout Unlimited Canada throughout the summer and/or fall.

Course Details:

When: April 21st, 2020

Where: Trout Unlimited Canada Ontario Office- 100 Stone Road, Guelph, Ontario

Cost:     $450 plus tax*

*A limited number of discounts are available for students and existing TUC members

Please click here to register.

Please call (519) 763-0888 or email for further details.