Comprehensive Fish Health Management
- Provides the information needed to insure the health of aquatic species within the ecosystems managed by the Service
- Provides fish health biologists with access to training, experience, and a network of highly trained specialists and researchers
- Evaluates all aspects of the ecosystem that can alter the health of aquatic animals
- Integrates many disciplines to provide comprehensive recommendations to managers
- Promotes the health of wild stocks and addresses the effects of hatchery operations on natural fish populations
- Protect the health of aquatic animals and their environments
- Improves quality and productivity of public and private aquatic animal resources
- Enhances public and private awareness of aquatic animal health issues and interactions within healthy ecosystems
Risk Assessment & Analysis
- Increased information to both public and private
- Increased ability to provide effective recommendations for resource management
Aquatic Animal Health Monitoring
- Early detection of health problems before significant mortality occurs
- Increased survival and performance by promoting good fish culture practices and resource management
- Better management decisions through understanding of biological and non-biological factors which influence the health of wild populations
- Provides data on wild populations in both infectious and non-infectious disease
- Provides resource managers both public and private, with information to improve survival for all populations
- Increased knowledge transfer and training to resource managers, states, tribes, and private sector.
- Improved data collection and analysis by involvement with ecosystem teams and other partners.
- Improved capabilities for understanding and providing solutions through partnerships and interdisciplinary teams.