Warm Springs Fish Health Center was established in 1989 with the capability to provide state-of-the-art fish disease diagnostic and fish health certification services to a variety of national fish hatcheries, state fish hatcheries, and private fish farms.

The fish health center also provide triploid grass carp inspections to private fish farmers in the southeastern states.

About Us

National Fish Hatcheries have been responding to conservation challenges affecting America’s fish and other aquatic species for nearly 150 years. Fish production and habitat conservation continue to be an irreplaceable tools in managing and restoring fisheries.

Warm Springs Fish Health Center works hand in hand with our regional hatcheries, numerous state hatcheries, tribal hatcheries and private fish farm owners to ensure the aquatic species reared and housed in those facilities are receiving the highest standard of care.

What We Do

Fish health staff works with hatchery staff to help maintain a pathogen free water supply, prepare and implement effective biosecurity plans, ensure that the all feed is high quality and pathogen free, and address animal health, husbandry, and water quality concerns

Adult Grass carp

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers a triploid grass carp inspection service for natural resource agencies in the United States and in other countries, to help States and others protect their aquatic habitats. The inspection program is to provide assurance to these agencies, and others...

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...

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