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Fish Health Program

A Pacific Region Fish Health Program veterinarian checks the health of Quilcene National Fish Hatchery coho salmon. (Credit: Dan Fielding/USFWS)

A Pacific Region Fish Health Program veterinarian checks the health of Quilcene National Fish Hatchery coho salmon (Credit: Dan Fieldling/USFWS)


The veterinarians and biologists of the Pacific Region Fish Heath Program protect the health of salmon on Service and many tribal fish hatcheries, and also work to detect and mitigate disease problems in fish populations living in the wild. Historically the Pacific Region operated three Regional Fish Health Centers, but in 2017 the laboratory functions of these Centers were consolidated and collectively renamed the “Pacific Region Fish Health Program.” The program is managed by Dr. Andrew E. Goodwin.

Last Updated: October 9, 2014
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