James Candrl


James Candrl is a fish biologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center. He received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Central Missouri in 1994. 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