Planning & Executing Successful Rotenone & Antimycin Projects

The 4½ day training course stresses public involvement, safety, planning and new application restrictions and techniques and safety from the AFS Rotenone SOP Manual. The course was developed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reregistration requirements that rely on the label and standard operating procedures for the piscicides rotenone & antimycin. The course uses classroom lectures, laboratory and field exercises, participant presentations, classroom discussions, and quizzes on the content as instructional methods. The course was developed and is taught by the two senior authors of the AFS Rotenone SOP Manual. Topics include: soliciting public involvement; fisheries management/conservation plans; piscicide strategies; species sensitivities to piscicides; proper safety equipment; piscicide and potassium permanganate chemistry and toxicology; reading and following labels and MSDSs; interesting project case histories; planning and project plans; crisis management strategies; and characteristics of successful projects. The participants perform laboratory, field and planning exercises during the course including performing toxicity tests on the two piscicides and the deactivating agent at realistic concentrations, performing calculations to determine amount of piscicide needed to treat flowing and standing waters, constructing and operating piscicide delivery and deactivation equipment, and developing public involvement, application, deactivation, safety and monitoring plans. Participants receive a copy of the new AFS Rotenone SOP Manual (written by the instructors), and successful completion of a final exam will give the participant a certificate of completion…read more