El processing GFT
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Electrofishing Ladies 2
Fish rescue GFT
Measuring fish
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EF Lady 3
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Julian & Simon EL
Big Eel
Kit disinfection


Since the year 2000 over 400 individuals have been qualified to electrofish.

Inverness College and Barony College, in collaboration with SFCC,  provide introductory level and team leader electrofishing qualifications, accredited at SVQ level 2 and 3.

These courses are delivered by Inverness and Barony college between May and September each year. For course dates and rates please check our Events Diary.

Pre-requisites for attending the Team Leader course are successful completion of the Introductory course and at least one season (min 3 months) of practical electrofishing experience. Introductory qualifications gained outwith Scotland are also valid at the descretion of the SFCC training committee, and are required to have been completed within 3 years of sitting the Team Leader qualification. 

Terms & Conditions

For the introductory or team leader course, proof of a valid first aid certificate is no longer required for SFCC accreditation to be granted. A valid first aid qualification is also not a pre-requisite for attending the course. It is the responsibility of the attendee's employer to ensure that appropriate first aid training and certification is achieved before undertaking electrofishing or other field work. SFCC does not accept liability for any injuries sustained while electrofishing. SFCC recommend candidates hold an appropriate first aid qualification such as the two day Outdoor First Aid qualification issued by a regulated First Aid Provider such as ITC or equivalent, as this is appropriate for the environment in which candidates operate and will meet HSE requirements.

Electrofishing survey protocols are available to download:



Marine Scotland are currently developing spatio-temporal models to predict juvenile salmon abundance in Scotland. The first publication arising from this can be viewed here:

Millar et al. (2015): Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 6 No 6: Development of a Model for Predicting Large Scale Spatio-Temporal Variability in Juvenile Fish Abundance from Electrofishing Data

For a previous report carried out using data collected by SFCC member organisations: Site Condition Monitoring of Atlantic Salmon SAC's: Godfrey J. D. 2005


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