Abernathy Fish Technology Center
Pacific Region

Applied Research Program in Nutrition

The Program conducts applied research to: 1) Real-time quality control analyses of commercially produced fish feeds used at Pacific and Pacific Southwest Regions' 18 National Fish Hatcheries; 2) Detect and develop response to contaminants in commercial fish feeds, hatchery fish and the hatchery environment; 3) Improve water quality through the manipulation of fish feed formulas; 4) Assist with the recovery of species held in refugia under the Endangered Species Act through the development of species-specific diets.

Capabilities/Technical Services:

To learn more about the technical services provided and to read some sample research projects please click one of the above links.

Program Head:
Ann Gannam, Regional Nutritionist

Ron Twibell, Fish Nutritionist and Lab Manager
James Barron, Biologist (Nutrition), Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)




Last updated: September 24, 2014
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