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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.

Endangered species and those that are imperiled receive special research interest. Research on species diversity, life history, health and diseases, aquatic community ecology, and habitat requirements of fish and other aquatic organisms supports the management, conservation, and restoration of our Nation's aquatic resources.

Fisheries Program's Research Topics

 

 

Recent Highlights

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3107/images/fs20093107pg1.jpgEvaluation of the Efficacy of Iodophor Disinfection of Walleye and Northern Pike Eggs to Eliminate Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus - The USGS Fact Sheet 2009, Evaluation of the Efficacy of Iodophor Disinfection of Walleye and Northern Pike Eggs to Eliminate Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus presents the results of a study to assess the effectiveness of iodophor disinfection for eliminating VHS (strain IVb) from fertilized eggs of walleye and northern pike intentionally challenged with VHS following egg fertilization. Walleye and northern pike egg survival (hatch) following iodophor egg disinfection also was assessed. Read the Fact Sheet >>

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