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Fishery Resources Program Selects New Fish Health Program Manager

Dr. Andrew E. Goodwin, Professor and Associate Director of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's Aquaculture/Fisheries Center has been selected as the Pacific Region Fishery Resources Program's Fish Health Program Manager.

As Fish Health Program Manager, Dr. Goodwin will oversee the Region's three Fish Health Centers, located in Olympia, WA, Ahsahka, ID, and Willard, WA, and assist the Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries develop strategies for addressing today's complex fish health issues.

Dr. Goodwin is nationally recognized as an expert in fish disease diagnosis and inspection. He has managed four regional fish health laboratories in Arkansas for the past 15 years, and is involved in fish health policy at national and international levels. He is widely published within the fish health arena and is a noted expert in viruses. In addition, he has worked on issues of national interest with Service Fish Health Centers in the Northwest and is well informed on salmonid fish diseases and diagnostic methods.

Dr. Goodwin's research has involved diseases of wild fish (Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus, Spring Viremia of Carp Virus and others), and has included collaboration with scientists in the Northwest. His experience with private aquaculture is directly applicable to disease and biosecurity challenges faced by the Service's Pacific Region hatcheries.

He will start in his new position on September 17, 2012.


Last updated: August 23, 2012

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