CCA conducted the annual electrofishing survey program in 30 freshwater lagoons in the community recently. This program involves using a Jon boat equipped with electrified antennae to temporarily immobilize or “shock” fish. The immobilized fish are then netted and placed into a holding tank. Once the entire lagoon has been surveyed, the fish in the holding tank are removed to be identified by species and measured (length and weight (if appropriate) and are then released in the lagoon unharmed. The data collected then is used to determine the health of the lagoon based on predator/prey ratios and to provide recommendations for the removal of fish and/or the stocking of additional fish. This program is funded by Coastal Conservation Association’s Skidaway Chapter (CCA) and is one of many great programs CCA provides to residents of The Landings.
This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website. Visit landings.org to read the original article. https://landings.org/news/2022/03/10/electrofishing