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Optimum electrofishing waveforms and parameters to induce immobilization of juvenile Grass Carp: Data

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Publication Date
Start Date
2017-10-30
End Date
2017-11-08

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Andrew S Briggs, Jan Dean, James C Boase, Patrick M Kocovsky, and James A Luoma, 2019, Optimum electrofishing waveforms and parameters to induce immobilization of juvenile Grass Carp: Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9CPYOBT.

Summary

Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) are a non-native species to North America that were first introduced for vegetation control in the 1960s. However, wild-reproducing Grass Carp can negatively impact aquatic habitats and aquatic communities by consuming substantial amounts of aquatic vegetation and increasing turbidity. Numerous fisheries techniques have been used in an attempt to control or eradicate Grass Carp, including electrofishing. However, electrofishing efficiency for Grass Carp has been variable, and optimum electrofishing waveforms and parameters for inducing a capture-prone response have not been determined. The objective of this study was to determine the optimum electrofishing waveforms and parameters to induce a capture-prone [...]

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Point of Contact :
Andrew S Briggs
Originator :
Andrew S Briggs, Jan Dean, James C Boase, Patrick Kocovsky, James A Luoma
Metadata Contact :
Andrew S Briggs
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase

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Exp Decay.csv 434 Bytes
Higher Frequency Duty Cycle Combo Trial.csv 1.47 KB
Lower Frequency Combo Trial.csv 15.62 KB
Optimum electrofishing waveforms and parameters to induce immobilization of juvenile Grass Carp.xml
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Quadrapulse.csv 695 Bytes
Size Effect.csv 672 Bytes

Purpose

The purpose of the study was to determine optimum electrofishing waveforms and parameters for inducing a capture prone response in juvenile Grass Carp. This was done at multiple water temperatures and ambient conductivities. These data will be used by future researchers and managers who target Grass Carp or who want to build off of this study on different life stages of Grass Carp.

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