The Lamar Fish Health Center located in Lamar, PA at the Northeast Fishery Center works to prevent the spread of aquatic diseases and keep our wild and hatchery fish healthy. In doing so, we help maintain healthy ecosystems across the Great Lakes to the Atlantic coast, and into the Ohio and Tennessee River basins. Our experts implement the Service’s Wild Fish Health Survey and work to forecast new emerging diseases, and prevent outbreaks in the United States.

About Us

The Lamar Fish Health Center works closely with regional aquatic animal health experts and university researchers, and with state and federal fish and wildlife agencies to prevent the inadvertent spread of disease organisms through release and transfers of fish across state, regional, and international boundaries.

What We Do

Lamar Fish Health Center experts provide services in pathogen detection and isolation, disease diagnosis, and provide recommendations for treatment, infection control, and maintaining biosecurity. They also provide recommendations on fish culture practices to support health of hatchery-raised fish

Our Organization

Juvenile Northern Pike in aquarium at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery, South Dakota
The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.
150 Years. National Fish Hatchery System.” in front of glossy orange eggs against a white background.
The National Fish Hatchery System works to support healthy, self-sustaining populations of fish and other aquatic species across the country. Every year we raise and stock over 100 million fish to support the recovery and restoration of imperiled species, recreational fishing, and Tribal...
A fish with a reddish tone body with black spots on upper part of body, this side view of a Chinook salmon shows the salmon swimming right above a gravel riverbed.
Healthy fisheries are core to the conservation work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are working with partners to protect and enhance the health of fish and other aquatic animals in aquaculture and in the wild.

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