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Pacific Region

Pacific Region Fish Health Program


The Pacific Region's Fish Heath Program protects the health of salmon propagated at the region's network of 15 National Fish Hatcheries and tribal partner programs. Our veterinarians and biologists--located in three Fish Health Centers located in Olympia, Washington, Orofino, Idaho, and Willard, Washington--assist partners across the Pacific Northwest with fish health issues and conduct the National Wild Fish Health Survey. Dr. Andrew E. Goodwin manages the program.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Health Centers (FHCs) are resource centers that provide service, expertise, and information supporting the Service's mission to promote and protect aquatic animal health. Their work contributes to health, survival, restoration, and enhancement of fish and other aquatic species. It also supports hatchery operations to provide quality fish. Each center works with fish research centers, universities, and private companies to serve fish growers in producing healthy fish for the future.

Our Fish Health Centers

The Olympia Fish Health Center is located in Lacey, WA. (Credit: USFWS)

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Gas bubble disease (Credit: Matt Stinson/USFWS)

Pacific Region Fish Health Program In Action

Service Microbiologist Matt Stinson assessing fish health in salmon smolts. (Credit: USFWS)
As part of the Wild Fish Health Survey, the Lower Columbia River Fish Health Center collects carp and other aquatic nuisance species to monitor fish diseases of national concern. (Credit: Ken Lujan/USFWS)


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Fish Health Photos

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Examine a Fish!

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Last updated: October 9, 2015

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