A two-strand electric fence successfully excludes most great blue herons Ardea herodias and great egrets Casmerodius albus from channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus ponds, Mississippi state, USA

  • Published source details Mott D.E. & Flynt R.D. (1995) Evaluation of an electric fence system for excluding wading birds at catfish ponds. The Progressive Fish-Culturist, 57, 88-90


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Use electric fencing to exclude fish-eating birds

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Bird Conservation
  1. Use electric fencing to exclude fish-eating birds

    Before-and-after trials in Mississippi, USA (Mott & Flynt 1995), found that a two-strand electric fence reduced pond use by great blue herons Ardea herodias and great egrets Casmerodius albus by 91%. Five ponds (0.3-2.2 ha in area) containing channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus were tested.


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