812355 Fish sampling and monitoring

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Meulenbroek, Paul , Von Spinn, Dominik , Neuburg, Jakob , Sölkner, Lukas , Pinter, Kurt , Unfer, Günther , Friedrich, Thomas
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Lectures:Principles of electrofishing methods; Electrofishing sampling strategies in the field, safety considerations; fish marking techniques (visible implant, radio tagging,…); fish traps, different types and applications;
Field exercise: electrofishing by wading (small creeks or rivers); electrofishing by boat(medium or large rivers); electrofishing by boat pt.2 (medium or large backwaters/lakes) + electrofishing by wading pt.2 (small backwaters); additional sampling methods pt.1 (various net gear) + additional sampling methods pt.2 (other gear)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

· Understand why fish stocks need to be monitored;
· Apply different fish sampling methods in the field;
· Apply different desk methods for fish stock assessment;
· Design fish monitoring programmes based on legal requirements;
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.