The effect of electro-fishing on some fishes in Basrah Marshes, Iraq.

Abstract

The effect of Electrofishing on important fish species in the marshes had been stydied. It was found that these fishes showed many kind of harmless injuries related to electrofishing. Such as Hemorrhages of gills and mussles, as well as many kind of spinal injuries. The studied species were differing in the injuries percentage. Liza abu showed no injuries. The spinal injuries include Compretion of vertebrae, spinal misslignment and Vertebrae fracture. The percent and level of injuries were differing according to species and size. Portable X-ray device was used and it gives good result in studying spinal injuries.