The administrative portion of the Fisheries Experiment Station directs and supervises the overall program and personnel. The Director of the program serves as a member of the Aquatics Staff in the Salt Lake Office. In this capacity the program expertise and philosophy is represented in development policy and programs which determine the management of the aquatic resources of Utah. The director/fish pathologist of the program represents the Division of Wildlife Resources as a member of the Fish Health Policy Board of the Department of Food and Agriculture, and is involved in fish health rules and regulation.
Director of the Fisheries Experiment Station
This position is staffed by the Fish Pathologist, Dr. Chris Wilson. Chris is certified by the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society as both a fish health inspector and a fish pathologist. He has been director of the Fisheries Experiment Station since June 2000. He earned the D.V.M. degree from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979, and a M.S. degree in fish health from Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He serves as adjunct professor with the Depts. of Veterinary Science and Fish and Wildlife at Utah State University since 1995. He is currently a member of the Fish Health Policy Board established in the Utah Agriculture Code. This board has the authority to establish the rules for fish disease control which are implemented by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Utah Dept. Food and Agriculture.Contact Chris by e-mail.
Phone (435) 752-1066, extension 21
Contact Cathryn by e-mail.
Phone (435) 752-1066 extension 17