The Northeast Fishery Center (Center), located in Lamar, PA includes the Lamar Fish Health Center and the Lamar National Fish Hatchery and Fish Technology Center. We help guide and conduct the science and technology needed to restore and conserve species and their habitats. Our research helps managers make decisions that build sustainable fisheries, recover species, prevent the spread of invasive species, and maintain healthy ecosystems across the Great Lakes to the Atlantic coast, and into the Ohio and Tennessee River basins.

About Us

At the Northeast Fishery Center we provide expertise in population genetics, genomics, and eDNA technology, fish ecology and population dynamics, fish culture technology, fish health, freshwater mussel health, and experimental design and statistical analyses.

What We Do

The Northeast Fishery Center conducts research and develops recommendations that help federal, state, and tribal agencies build healthy populations of fish and aquatic ecosystems, and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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Our Organization

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.
The Fish Passage Program works with local communities on a voluntary basis to restore rivers and conserve our nation’s aquatic resources by removing or bypassing barriers. Our projects benefit both fish and people.
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...
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.

Projects and Research

We use science and innovative technology to evaluate the status and trends of aquatic species, to evaluate the health of wild and hatchery fish, and to fill gaps in our knowledge needed to manage sustainable populations of fish and other aquatic species. 

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