Volunteers are needed to help with common carp and native fish sampling from lakes where carp viruses have been detected. This project seeks to understand the impacts of these viruses on invasive carp and native fishes and explore the potential use of viruses to control carp populations. Learn more about the project here.
Volunteer responsibilities may include:
- Baiting the traps used to remove carp
- Measuring, counting and sorting captured fish
- Sampling and identification of native fishes
- Tissue and otolith sampling of carp and native fishes
Volunteers will receive training on volunteer responsibilities such as sampling methods, how to conduct fish necropsies, native fish identification and more.
Timeline: July through September 2019
- Baiting usually takes less than an hour (not including travel time)
- Removal events may take several hours
- Sampling and identification of native fishes may take 3-5 hours (half a day)
- Tissue and otolith sampling of carp and native fishes may take 3-5 hours (half a day)
- Must have own transportation to the site
- Some activities will require the ability to lift 50 lbs (e.g. lifting equipment or carp bait)
- Some activities will require waders or a wet suit (e.g. seining, baiting traps)
- Tissue sampling can be messy, volunteers for this activity should be comfortable filleting fish
Contact Isaiah Tolo soon if interested in volunteering!
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