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Jason, from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, fights the Sea Lamprey in Michigan waters. Video from Fox 17

Jason Krebill '00
Fisheries & Wildlife Management

Fish Health

Our students have access
 to research projects and equipment normally available to graduate students

Fish Health Biologist/Pathologist
An individual in the fish health field who utilizes various disciplines including fish biology, water quality, microbiology, parasitology, toxicology, pharmacology, and histopathology to provide an accurate evaluation and diagnosis of fish health problems.

Health Professional
An individual trained as a medical doctor, veterinarian, veterinary technician, public health officer or in other health professions to safeguard the health of our communities.

Aquatic Animal Health Inspector
A trained individual who possesses the technical skills, knowledge and experience to conduct surveillance testing and/or health inspections of aquatic animal populations for specific aquatic animal pathogens regulated by domestic and foreign agencies, according to high ethical standards.

Biological Science Technician
An individual trained as one of the following: molecular biologist, fish biologist, microbiologist, hatchery biologist, hatchery technician.

Research Biologist
Conducts applied or basic research in biomedical sciences, animal sciences, cellular or molecular biology for private companies, state or federal laboratories and university research centers.

Zoo/Nature Center Staff
Individuals who care for animals in captive or natural settings.

Fish Culture Biologist
An individual able to oversee fish rearing operations with background in fish reproduction, feeding and nutrition; genetics and breeding; fry and fingerling nursing, as well as disease control.


“Both my staff and I have reviewed this curriculum. We all agree that this is a very good option that will help make your students more marketable. It is also clear to us as a group that we will need more of this expertise in the future not less…. We encourage you to continue with this concentration area as it will be a benefit to all in fisheries.”

--Gary Whelan
Fish Production Manager
Michigan DNR

Be part of a research team...

Brandon Gerig Fisheries and Wildlife Management

"Federal grants through the aquatic research lab let me work on an assessment of lake sturgeon in the St. Marys River," he says. "I've been tracking adult sturgeon by radio telemetry in hopes of identifying their spawning areas." Besides his sturgeon hydrophone telemetry work at LSSU, Brandon has studied adult Atlantic salmon, radio-tracked an elk herd in Canada, and banded migrating owls at Whitefish Point. [ more ]

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