Study

Evaluation of an electric fence system for excluding wading birds at catfish ponds

  • 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.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Use electric fencing to exclude fish-eating birds

Action Link
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.

     

Output references
What Works 2021 cover

What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation provides expert assessments of the effectiveness of actions, based on summarised evidence, in synopses. Subjects covered so far include amphibians, birds, mammals, forests, peatland and control of freshwater invasive species. More are in progress.

More about What Works in Conservation

Download free PDF or purchase
The Conservation Evidence Journal

The Conservation Evidence Journal

An online, free to publish in, open-access journal publishing results from research and projects that test the effectiveness of conservation actions.

Read the latest volume: Volume 18

Go to the CE Journal

Discover more on our blog

Our blog contains the latest news and updates from the Conservation Evidence team, the Conservation Evidence Journal, and our global partners in evidence-based conservation.


Who uses Conservation Evidence?

Meet some of the evidence champions

Endangered Landscape Programme Red List Champion - Arc Kent Wildlife Trust The Rufford Foundation Save the Frogs - Ghana Bern wood Supporting Conservation Leaders National Biodiversity Network Sustainability Dashboard Frog Life The international journey of Conservation - Oryx British trust for ornithology Cool Farm Alliance UNEP AWFA Butterfly Conservation People trust for endangered species Vincet Wildlife Trust