Fish Health News You Can Use (July 2022 Edition)

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Fish Health News You Can Use (July 2022 Edition)

In this edition of Fish Health News You Can Use, Pacific Region Fish Health Program Manager Andy Goodwin talks about the complicated variety of factors, and trade offs, that need to be considered when fish health experts and hatchery managers move from diagnosing fish health issues to making treatment decisions. 

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Fact Sheet
Image of a salmon that is being examined for fish health purposes
The Pacific Region Fish Health Program protects the health and welfare of fish living in the wild and on Federal and partner hatcheries in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. With healthy fish we can be confident that fish survive in the wild to support the Service’s mitigation and recovery goals.
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Juvenile Northern Pike in aquarium at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery, South Dakota
The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.
150 Years. National Fish Hatchery System.” in front of glossy orange eggs against a white background.
The National Fish Hatchery System works to support healthy, self-sustaining populations of fish and other aquatic species across the country. Every year we raise and stock over 100 million fish to support the recovery and restoration of imperiled species, recreational fishing, and Tribal...
A fish with a reddish tone body with black spots on upper part of body, this side view of a Chinook salmon shows the salmon swimming right above a gravel riverbed.
Healthy fisheries are core to the conservation work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are working with partners to protect and enhance the health of fish and other aquatic animals in aquaculture and in the wild.
A huge school of silver fishes swimming in a stream

ESA (NMFS) status: threatened (June 1997 - southern OR/northern CA population)

Coho salmon are a species of Pacific salmon which inhabit the Pacific coast in California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska.  These fish are also known as silver salmon...

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Steelhead are usually dark olive in color, shading to silvery white on the underside with a heavily speckled body and a pink-to-red stripe running along their sides.

Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) belong to the family Salmonidae which includes all salmon, trout, and chars. Steelhead are similar to some Pacific salmon in their life cycle and ecological requirements. They are born in fresh water streams, where they spend their first 1-3 years of life....

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Aquatic animals
Aquatic environment
Anadromous fish
Fish hatcheries
Fisheries management
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