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Year Published: 1938

Treat - think - and be wary, for tomorrow they may die

For some very strange reason it is easy to minimize the villian's role, played by disease-producing organisms, in the theater of modern fish culture. Much concern is felt over the food bills footed each month by the hatcheries, but very little is thought about the dead fish which are picked from the hatchery troughs during the same period.

Fish, F.F.
Treat - think - and be wary, for tomorrow they may die; 1938; Article; Journal; Progressive Fish-Culturist; Fish, F. F.

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Furunculosis in wild trout

Furunculosis, or as it has been more appropiately termed, "fish septicemia," is a disease primarily affecting salmon and trout. It is caused by the invasion and growth of Bacterium salmonicida Emmerich and Weibel, a Gram negative, non-spore forming, diplobacterium belonging to the family Bacteriaceae Cohn. After gaining entrance to the host,...

Fish, F.F.
Furunculosis in wild trout; 1937; Article; Journal; Copeia; Fish, F. F.

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Founders of fish culture - European origins

Just where true fish culture appeared in history depends entirely upon what one considers fish culture to be. If the transportation of fishes from regions of plenty to those of few is to be regarded as fish culture - as it is by some even today - then this story should start in remotest antiquity and deal with an amazing series of failures....

Fish, F.F.
Founders of fish culture - European origins; 1936; Article; Journal; Progressive Fish-Culturist; Fish, F. F.

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A western type of bacterial gill disease

The first reference to a pathological condition of the gill tissues of salmonid fishes was made by Osburn in 1910. This author in describing a progressive infolding of the opercula of trout, commonly known to hatcherymen as "short gill covers," mentioned a marked proliferation on the gill epithelium as accompanying this condition. Osburn assumed...

Fish, F.F.
A western type of bacterial gill disease; 1935; Article; Journal; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society; Fish, F. F.

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The microscope in the hatchery

Without the aid of the microscope, it is safe to assume that fish Culture would now stand exactly where it did seventy-five years ago when methods of artificial fertilization were first applied. It is also safe to assume that the results from fish culture would be as unsatisfactory as they were at that time when the fishery resources were steadily...

Fish, F.F.
The microscope in the hatchery; 1935; Article; Journal; Progressive Fish-Culturist; Fish, F. F.

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The bacterial diseases of fish

Of all the diseases responsible for the losses in the hatchery, those caused by the microscopic one-celled organisms, the bacteria, are the most common and present the most serious problem to the hatcheryman. They are found at practically every trout and salmon hatchery during some period of the year. The symptoms of the diseases they cause are...

Fish, F.F.
The bacterial diseases of fish; 1935; Article; Journal; Progressive Fish-Culturist; Fish, F. F.

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The protozoan diseases of hatchery fish

Following the somewhat bleak picture painted in the consideration of the bacterial diseases of hatchery fish in the last number of The Progressive Fish Culturist, it is a relief to turn to another large group of fish diseases caused by small, single-celled parasitic animals known as the protozoa. To the hatcheryman, the protozoan diseases of fish...

Fish, F.F.
The protozoan diseases of hatchery fish; 1935; Article; Journal; Progressive Fish-Culturist; Fish, F. F.

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The Bureau of Fisheries disease service

Picture yourself bending over a trough picking eggs. The clatter of hoofs suddenly rings from the snow-covered hatchery roof—or if you must be technical—from the driveway. The hatchery door opens and in walks a bewhiskered gentleman wearing a brilliant red suit—it's Santa Claus. He walks slowly over to where you are standing...

Fish, F.F.
The Bureau of Fisheries disease service; 1935; Article; Journal; Progressive Fish-Culturist; Fish, F. F.

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Ulcer disease of trout

During the summer of 1933, lesions of a disease were noted among some fingerling brook, rainbow, blackspotted, and lake trout at the Cortland (New York) trout hatchery. Although these lesions bore a marked superficial resemblance to those of furunculosis, they were sufficiently atypical to warrant further investigation. A more detailed examination...

Fish, F.F.
Ulcer disease of trout; 1934; Article; Journal; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society; Fish, F. F.

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A fungus disease in fishes of the Gulf of Maine

1. A fungus disease of epidemic proportions was found in the common sea herring (Clupea harengus) throughout the Gulf of Maine. 2. The fungus was also found to infect the common winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and the alewife (Pomobolus pseudoharengus). 3. The causative agent was found to be a species of fungus belonging to the...

Fish, F.F.
A fungus disease in fishes of the Gulf of Maine; 1934; Article; Journal; Parasitology; Fish, F. F.

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The chemical disinfection of trout ponds

The need for knowledge concerning the prevention and control of fish diseases has never been greater than it is in this present era of economy when two fish must be raised in the same water which once supported but one. Fish pathologists have contributed a great deal to our knowledge of fish diseases, but there is still much to be learned,...

Fish, F.F.
The chemical disinfection of trout ponds; 1933; Article; Journal; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society; Fish, F. F.