Fish Health Center
The Fish Health Center provides critical diagnostic and screening services to a wide range of facilities for both the USFWS and our partners. The FHC also develops disease prevention and containment guidelines for use throughout the Northeast Region.
The Lamar Fish Health Center’s on site capabilities include pathogen detection and isolation, disease diagnosis, treatment recommendation, infection control via biosecurity implementation, and technical assistance regarding fish health and propagation. Additional technical support is acquired through other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service labs in the nine Fish Health Center system, as well as other cooperating inter-agency laboratories.
The staff includes five biologists and one laboratory technician and receives administrative support through the co-located Northeast Fishery Center complex.
Lamar Fish Health Center