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electrofishing

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noun elec·tro·fish·ing \i-ˈlek-trō-ˌfi-shiŋ\

Definition of electrofishing

  1. :  fishing that employs a direct electric current to attract and usually temporarily immobilize fish for easy capture



1950

First Known Use of electrofishing

1950


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