Dr. Fish & Fish & Electro-shocking (& Mr. Fish)

A classic study by Dr. Ray Fish [pictured here] could be of use to biologists and anyone else who plan to take a special course in electroshocking fish. Dr. Fish’s report is:

Electric shock, part III: Deliberately applied electric shocks and the treatment of electric injuries,” Ray Fish, Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 11, Issue 5, September–October 1993, pp. 599–603. Dr. Fish is at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City, Illinois.

The exciting new course will be held in a remarkably dry region:

BOAT ELECTROFISHING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES — Effective Use of Boat Electrofishers for Fish Capture and Minimal Trama,” EOS course #BIO-408, March 20-22, 2012, Fiesta Resort Conference Center, Tempe, Arizona.

“Electrofishing is an effective way to sample freshwater fish populations. However, electrofishing may cause fish injury or mortality. Proper balance between efficient sampling and minimal harm is achieved through the knowledge of electrofishing principles and proper use techniques. This three-day course is intended to meet the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) training requirements for electrofishing field staff. The NMFS guidance and training requirements document may be downloaded here.

“Intended Audience: This course is intended for biologist, field personnel, and other professionals seeking an improved understanding of the principles and techniques of electrofishing.”

(Thanks to investigator Ivan Oransky for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS (mostly unrelated): The Ray C. Fish Foundation, and the winners of the The Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement.

BONUS (even more—but not completely— unrelated): Ray Ray’s Fish & Chicken