CSP2132 - Rotenone and Antimycin Use in Fish Management

Course CodeCSP2132
Course TitleRotenone and Antimycin Use in Fish Management
DescriptionThis four and one-half day training provides a foundation for the planning and execution of a fish sampling/control/eradication project using the fish management chemicals rotenone and antimycin.

Topics include:

  • product chemistry & toxicology;
  • application, monitoring, & neutralization techniques;
  • applicator safety;
  • integration with fisheries management or conservation plans;
  • species sensitivities;
  • pre- & post-project monitoring;
  • safety;
  • public involvement & education;
  • environmental laws;
  • project planning;
  • environmental effects analysis;
  • project implementation & management; and
  • crisis management strategies.

Application techniques are practiced in hands-on laboratory and field exercises. Successful completion of a final exam will give the participant a certificate of completion.


  • Develop strategies for fish removal that reflect sensitivities of target species, characteristics of the piscicides, and important environmental conditions;
  • Explain piscicide label contents and requirements;
  • Safely execute a rotenone or antimycin treatment;
  • Characterize effects of piscicides on target and non-target organisms;
  • Identify and describe key environmental laws, regulations, and processes/procedures to ensure compliance with ESA, FIFRA, NEPA, and individual state regulations;
  • Develop public involvement, application, neutralization, monitoring, and safety plans; and
  • Implement application and neutralization techniques for flowing and standing waters that avoid or minimize environmental impacts.

Target Audience:
The course is designed for fish biologists who must manage or supervise the planning and execution of a fish sampling/control/eradication project using rotenone or antimycin.

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$1,195.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactGary Schetrompf: gary_schetrompf@fws.gov; (304) 876-7255; gary_schetrompf@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryHabitat Assessment Restoration and Management
Course FrequencyEvery other year
Registration LinkLMS
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on5/25/2018 3:30:27 AM

Schedule:  CSP2132 - Rotenone and Antimycin Use in Fish Management