Fisheries and Aquatic Resources—Fish Health

Fact Sheet



Fish health research at Leetown had its origin in the 1930’s when the Leetown Fish Hatchery and Experiment Station was constructed. In 1978, the National Fish Health Research Laboratory, now a component of the Leetown Science Center, was established to solve emerging and known disease problems affecting fish and other aquatic organisms critical to species restoration programs. Center scientists develop methods for the isolation, detection, and identification of fish pathogens and for prevention and control of fish diseases.

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Fisheries and aquatic resources—fish health; 2008; USGS Unnumbered Series; FS; Panek, Frank

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Fisheries and aquatic resources—fish health
Series title Fact Sheet
DOI 10.3133/70045793
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Ecological Science Center
Description 2 p.
Public Comments Original contributing office: Leetown Science Center
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