Ecosystems - Fisheries: Aquatic and Endangered Resources Program
Welcome to the USGS Fisheries Program
The Fisheries Program focuses on the study of aquatic organisms and aquatic habitats. Aquatic invertebrates, mussels, fishes, and their unique aquatic communities are investigated to provide scientific information to natural resource managers and decision makers. USGS works closely with its partners in Department of Interior Bureau's and other resource management agencies to provide scientific information to meet management needs. For instance, USGS provides fisheries research information for Fish and Wildlife Service to restore and enhance fish habitat and understand fish diseases.
Ecosystems Mission Area Science and Research Centers (Fisheries Research)
Nearly all 17 Ecosystems Mission Area Science & Research Centers conduct fisheries research. The following is not a comprehensive list.
Transdiciplinary Research to Address Water-Related Environmental Problems - The USGS Fact Sheet 2014-3073, The Aquatic Systems Branch at the Fort Collins Science Center is a group of scientists dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary science and providing science support to solve water-related environmental issues. Natural resource managers have an increasing need for scientific information and stakeholders face enormous challenges of increasing and competing demands for water. Read the Fact Sheet >>