Story: Coarse fish

Electric fishing (2nd of 3)

Electric fishing

These people are electric fishing along the edge of the Manawatū River. Electric fishing is a way to find out what fish species are in the water. An electric current is passed through the partially submerged rods at the front of the boat. The current temporarily stuns the fish, which float to the surface. They are scooped up in nets and identified.

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Bob McDowall, 'Coarse fish - Introductions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2023)

Story by Bob McDowall, published 24 Nov 2008