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Fish Pathology Laboratory
Finfish & Shellfish Disease Management

  • Compile a statewide finfish and shellfish disease history database for use in disease policy decisions.
  • Annual review of over 200 finfish and shellfish transport permits to protect wild and hatchery stocks from disease concerns.
  • Conduct disease screening of parent fish whose fertilized eggs are used in enhancement programs.
  • Develop finfish and shellfish disease policies (PDF 2,536 kB) and guidelines (PDF 516 kB) for advising state, federal and private user groups.
  • Disease certification of Pacific oyster stocks for importation into Alaska.

Diseases Affecting Fish

Download the entire fish disease publication:
Common Diseases of Wild and Cultured Fishes In Alaska (PDF 4,322 kB).

Viruses

Bacteria

Fungi

Protozoa

Helminths

Arthropods

Non-infectious Diseases

Diseases Affecting Shellfish — Bivalve Molluscs

Download the entire shellfish disease publication:
Diseases of Wild and Cultured Shellfish In Alaska (PDF 9,534 kB).

Note: this is the same document as the one found under "Crustaceans."

Viruses

Bacteria

Fungi

Protozoa

Helminths

Arthropods

Miscellaneous

Diseases Affecting Shellfish — Crustaceans

Download the entire shellfish disease publication:
Diseases of Wild and Cultured Shellfish In Alaska (PDF 9,534 kB).

Note: this is the same document as the one found under "Bivalve Molluscs."

Viruses

Bacteria

Fungi

Protozoa

Helminths

Arthropods

Miscellaneous