Common Collection Methods

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    Electrofishing: Backpack and boat elecrofishing are commonly used fish collection methods. Backpack electroshockers are used for streams and shallow rivers, where boat shockers are better suited for rivers and lakes.

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    Seining and netting: Seines are used for fish community studies where large numbers of fish need to be collected. Small nets are used for benthic macroinvertebrate and clams.

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    Last Modified: April 17, 2001