Theodore Richard Meyers, Tamara Burton, Collette Bentz, Norman Starkey
Common Diseases of Wild and Cultured Fishes in Alaska
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fish Pathology Laboratories, 2nd. Ed., 2008 - 105 Pp.
This booklet is a product of the Ichthyophonus Diagnostics, Educational and
Outreach Program which was initiated and funded by the Yukon River Panel's
Restoration and Enhancement fund and facilitated by the Yukon River Drainage
Fisheries Association in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Fish and
Game. The original impetus driving the production of this booklet was from a
concern that Yukon River fishers were discarding Canadian-origin Chinook
salmon believed to be infected by Ichthyophonus. It was decided to develop an
educational program that included the creation of a booklet containing
photographs and descriptions of frequently encountered parasites within Yukon
This booklet is to serve as a brief illustrated guide that lists many of the
common parasitic, infectious, and noninfectious diseases of wild and cultured
fish encountered in Alaska. The content is directed towards lay users, as well as
fish culturists at aquaculture facilities and field biologists and is not a
comprehensive treatise nor should it be considered a scientific document.
Interested users of this guide are directed to the listed fish disease references for
Information contained within this booklet is published from the laboratory
records of the Alaska Department ofFish and Game, Fish Pathology Section
that has regulatory oversight of finfish health in the State of Alaska. This
second printing includes one added disease and some new photographs.