Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Marine Microbes and Toxins Research Activities

Marine Microbes and Toxins Research Topics


Dr. Linda Rhodes
Program Manager
Staff Directory

Fish Disease Diagnostics

Salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) can be held in captivity to manage broodstock genetics and to provide offspring for return to natal streams and lakes. However, fish held in captivity can develop diseases, and rapid detection of infections is important for treatment.

For the Redfish Lake sockeye program, we provide in-house diagnostic services for:

We also provide routine bacteriology isolation and identification by 16S rDNA sequencing.

Diagnostic protocols were developed with guidance from the American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section's Blue Book and the World Organization for Animal Health's Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals.

Project Staff:
Anne Baxter, Gladys Yanagida, Linda Rhodes