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James Candrl

James is a Fish Biologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center.

Since joining the USGS in 2000, James has devoted his career to culturing and spawning many species of fresh water and salt water fish for support of scientific research purposes with extensive experience propagating various sturgeon species. His research focuses on natural and artificial spawning techniques along with early life stage care and feeding.  Additionally, his experience as the biosecurity coordinator for the CERC has led to an increased knowledge of culture techniques, harvesting and transportation of organisms on a national and international level.  


Professional Experience

  • 2005-present Fish Biologist, USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center

  • 2000-2005 Contract Biologist, USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center

  • 1997-2000 Production Manager, Sunflower Aquaculture LLC

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. in Biology, University of Central Missouri, 1994

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