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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Fisheries Restoration

Enhancing the Restoration and Preservation of Native Fishes

Principal Investigators

Mark P. Gaikowski
Aaron R. Cupp
Kim T. Fredricks
Jeffery R. Meinertz

Support Analysts

Long Term Objective

  • Conduct research to gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of drugs critical to state and federal natural resource agencies rearing fish for restoration and preservation of native fish populations.

Short Term Objectives

  • Develop drugs to control mortality associated with bacteria in fish.

  • Develop drugs to control mortality associated with fungus in fish.

  • Develop drugs to prevent mortality associated with viruses in fish.

  • Develop drugs to reduce parasite densities on fish.

  • Develop drugs that allow for the immediate release of sedated fish.

  • Develop drugs to improve the efficiency of fish rearing.

Current Projects

Develop drugs to control mortality associated with bacteria in fish.

Develop drugs to control mortality associated with fungus in fish.

Determine the effect of PARASITE-S® (formalin), administered to control mortality from saprolegniasis, on the nitrogen oxidation efficiency of the biofilters of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for freshwater finfish
Principal Investigator: Kim Fredricks

Develop drugs to prevent mortality associated with viruses in fish.

Develop drugs to reduce parasite densities on fish.

Field Effectiveness of 35% PEROX-AID® (Hydrogen Peroxide) to Reduce Gyrodactylus sp. Infestation Density in Coolwater and Warmwater Finfish
Principal Investigator: Mark Gaikowski

Depletion of emamectin benzoate residues from the fillet tissue of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) treated with SLICE®-medicated feed in recirculating and flow-through aquaculture systems
Principal Investigator: Jeff Meinertz

Develop drugs that allow for the immediate release of sedated fish.

Determining exposure parameters that maximize eugenol residues in the fillet tissue and determining the sample times that will adequately characterize the depletion of eugenol residues from the fillet tissue of rainbow trout exposed to AQUI-S® 20E
Principal Investigator: Jeff Meinertz

Eugenol total residue depletion from the skin-on fillet tissue of rainbow trout exposed to 14C labeled Aqui-S® 20E exposed to AQUI-S® 20E
Principal Investigator: Jeff Meinertz

Evaluation of a method to determine eugenol concentrations in the edible fillet tissue from fish
Principal Investigator: Jeff Meinertz

Evaluation of the efficacy and impact on animal safety when using AQUI-S® 20E (10% eugenol) to sedate cool and warm freshwater-reared finfish during transport
Principal Investigator: Aaron Cupp

Develop drugs to improve the efficiency of fish rearing.

Method Transfer Study for the Analytical Method to Determine 17-Amethyltestosterone Concentrations in Fish Feed
Principal Investigator: Jeff Meinertz

Evaluation of a method to determine eugenol concentrations in the edible fillet tissue from fish
Principal Investigator: Jeff Meinertz

Analysts determining the effectiveness of long term sedation using AQUI-S® 20E
Analysts determining the effectiveness of long term sedation using AQUI-S® 20E
Tilapia recovering after 8 hours of heavy sedation with AQUI-S® 20E
Tilapia recovering after 8 hours of heavy sedation with AQUI-S® 20E
Federal fish hatchery treatment to reduce parasite infestation density on fish
Federal fish hatchery treatment to reduce parasite infestation density on fish.

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