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.

What We Do

Our Services

Our national network of fish hatcheries, fish technology centers, fish health centers, and the Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership program use applied science and technology to steer our conservation practices.

Fish Technology Centers assist national fish hatcheries by improving conservation techniques and methods. Scientists conduct nutrition studies and develop fish diets.

Practitioners at Fish Health Centers monitor the health of fish and amphibians in captivity and in the wild, and prescribe remedies as needed.

Researchers at the Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership conduct intensive pivotal studies to meet the rigors of useful, new pharmaceuticals for fish.

The National Wild Fish Health Survey provides information on the presence or absence of aquatic animal pathogens in wild fish populations to tribes, state and federal fisheries managers, the aquaculture industry, conservation groups, researchers, and the public. 

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Explore our collection of aquatic animal health resources, projects, and services. 

A well-stocked fish medicine chest allows fisheries professionals to more effectively rear and manage various fish species. This in turn allows them to meet research and production goals, stock healthy fish, and help maintain a healthy and robust environment.
Welcome to INAD University! The information in this section is intended to help answer common questions that participants may have regarding the National INAD Program. The content is meant to help those individuals new to the program (i.e., freshman level) as well as those who have participated for...
Drug Research Information Bulletins (DRIBs) are short (1-2 pages) that summarize studies the AADAP Research Team has conducted and briefly describe of the purpose of the study, the methodologies, and results/discussion. Each DRIB is reviewed by at least one external reviewer and appropriate changes...
thumbnail image of the 3rd edition, Quick Desk Reference Guide to Approved Drugs for Use in Aquaculture

Need an easy-to-use resource to help you know what aquaculture drugs are approved by FDA and what they can be used for? Download the Quick Desk Reference Guide to Approved Drugs for Use in Aquaculture (updated July 2020). As an added bonus, the Guide includes examples on how to calculate the...

These bulletins contain updates about aquaculture drugs currently in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process, AADAP programmatic updates, and aquaculture drug use guidance information. If you would like to sign up to receive the AADAP Update, please email julie_schroeter@fws....