Fish Inventory Techniques

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Format: Online and field training


Master key field skills required to conduct fish inventories and fish salvaging using a wide variety of fish capture techniques and methods. In this three-day training program, you will perform standard adult and juvenile fish biological sampling and population estimates through minnow trapping, pole seining, fyke, backpack electrofishing, floating and hoop nets.


  • Plan and conduct a detailed fish inventory program
  • Identify and contrast a wide variety of fish inventory tools and procedures
  • Conduct standard minnow trapping procedures
  • Conduct standard pole seining procedures
  • Conduct standard backpack electrofishing procedures
  • Conduct multi-pass backpack electrofishing
  • Install and operate a fyke net
  • Install and operate a hoop net
  • Collect field data and calculate basic fish population estimates
  • Conduct fish husbandry and biological sampling
  • Complete fish collection data requirements

This Course Includes

  • Customizable option
  • Free, lifetime access


You are required to bring your own equipment:

  • Field clothing
  • Field transportation
  • Chest waders
  • Wading belt
  • Hat with brim (e.g., ball cap)
  • Non-slip footwear
  • Polarized glasses
  • Writing utensils

Note: NRTG will provide Lineman’s gloves.

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For inquiries on this course, please contact NRTG at: 1-877-388-2172 or

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