A back-pack shocker for collecting lamprey ammocoetes

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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IN 1958, THE BUREAU OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES began to use specific larvicides for sea lamprey control in streams tributary to the Great Lakes. The successful application of larvicides required treatment of all areas of the streams infested by sea lamprey ammocoetes. Intensive surveys were needed to determine distribution of the larvae. The use of electrical methods to determinelarval distribution has been described (Stauffer and Hansen 1958). A light portable shocker was needed for these surveys because of the difficulty of access to some of the watersheds tributary to Lake Superior.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A back-pack shocker for collecting lamprey ammocoetes
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1961)23[87:ABSFCL]2.0.CO;2
Volume 23
Issue 2
Year Published 1961
Language English
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description p. 87-91
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Progressive Fish-Culturist
First page 87
Last page 91
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