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Re: Electrofishing methods


Dr P Almada Villela <[log in to unmask]>


Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>


Mon, 2 Jun 1997 10:13:36 +0100





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Dear Fish-Ecologists,

I would like to add to Hans Guttman's enquiry from the point of view of
using electrofishing to study populations of species of conservation
concern, either endangered or which are considered at risk. I would be
extremely interested in any views/results of any work using this method
on endangered/threatened fish populations.


Patricia Almada-Villela

In message <[log in to unmask]>, Hans Guttman <[log in to unmask]>
>Dear Fish-Ecology
>I have a variation on the issues discussed regrading electrofishing.
>This is used as a fishing practice in Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia, and
>though it is banned it is very common as it is difficult to enfors such
>a ban.
>What I would like to know is if there has been any studies done on the
>'side-effects' of electrofishing. In otherwords, what are the long term
>effect on big/small fish and fry? What is the damage to fish not
>killed/stunned and caught? The objective of this is to be able to
>identify when and where electrofishing is most damaging and device
>management strategies to be able to control the most destructive use of
>Hans Guttman
>AIT Aqua Outreach
>Asian Institute of Technology
>P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani
>12120, Thailand
>Phone: (+66-2) 524-5215
>Fax: (+66-2) 524-6200
>e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Dr Patricia Almada-Villela
Consultant in Conservation and Aquatic Biology
Co-Chair, IUCN SSC
Coral Reef Fish Specialist Group
60 Newington, Willingham
Cambridge, CB4 5JE, UK
Tel: (+44 01954) 260520; Fax: (+44 01954) 202291
email: [log in to unmask]

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