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Fisheries and aquatic resources—fish health

August 20, 2021

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2008
Title Fisheries and aquatic resources—fish health
DOI 10.3133/70045793
Authors Frank Panek
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Index ID 70045793
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Ecological Science Center