Definition of electrofish in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌlektrəˌfiSH/


[with object]
Fish (a stretch of water) using electrocution or a weak electric field.
Example sentences
  • During the 1998-1999 surveys, fishes were collected using baited minnow traps, trap nets, gill nets, backpack electrofishing units, seines, and angling to avoid size- and species-selectivity.
  • Areas upstream and downstream of the 400-m section were searched for marked fish with equal electrofishing effort (two passes with block nets).
  • After all enclosures were positioned, they were electrofished using a backpack electroshocker to attempt to remove any fish that may not have escaped during positioning.

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Syllabification: e·lec·tro·fish

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