Western Fisheries Research Center

Aquatic Animal Health

The fish disease program at the WFRC includes a mix of basic and applied science focused on understanding the factors that control the distribution and severity of infectious diseases affecting both hatchery and wild fish. Aquatic health research includes work in virology, bacteriology, immunology, histology, molecular biology/genetics, fish pathogen ecology, epidemiology, and evolution, and genetics. We continue to develop methods and tools to understand the spread of disease in fish and help inform managers.

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Date published: July 11, 2018
Status: Active

Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Species Studied

Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Date published: February 26, 2018
Status: Active

WFRC Strategic Plan for Science 2015-2020

This strategic plan establishes a template for our science portfolio for the next five years.

Date published: February 23, 2018
Status: Active

WFRC - Lead Scientists and Areas of Expertise

Scientist - Areas of Expertise

Date published: July 14, 2016
Status: Active

Histopathology of Selected Parasitic Salmonid Diseases: A Color Atlas

A collection of 77 photomicrographs compiled by the late William T. Yasutake, USGS Western Fisheries Research Center, Scientist Emeritus. Individual plates may be downloaded below.

Date published: July 14, 2016
Status: Active

Partners

For more than five decades the WFRC has worked with partners to provide research findings to managers of aquatic resources. Those partners form a network of clients, colleagues, co-investigators, and customers. Our partners include numerous clients in other DOI agencies such as the FWS, the BOR, and the NPS. But there is much more--we have partners in other federal agencies, state agencies,...