Research and analysis

Guidelines for electric fishing best practice

The results of a study into best practice for electric fishing.

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Guidelines for Electric Fishing Best Practice

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The Environment Agency’s Electric Fishing working group identified a need to develop best practice for electric fishing operations, in respect of choice of equipment and output characteristics needed to achieve good fish capture efficiency and minimum incidence and severity of fish damage at all times.

Published 1 January 2002