Fish culture sectionResponsibilities
The fish culture section of the Fisheries Experiment Station (FES) is responsible for the production of fish for the research program and development of brood stock for the State fish culture programs. A portion of the Fish Culture Training Class is taught by the fish culture section. June suckers, an endangered species endemic to Utah Lake, is being cultured for future brood stock. We are also conducting feed trials and evaluating the use of hormones to help induce spawn on the June sucker. We culture remnant populations of native cutthroat, Least chub and occasionally special hybrids.
Roger Mellenthin: Hatchery Superintendent (Wildlife Biologist III), transferred here from Midway Hatchery in Dec 1997. Has worked for Utah State University, Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Nevada Department of Wildlife. Has worked extensively with endangered fish, especially the June Sucker. B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Utah State University, Minor in German Language, received MBA at the University of Phoenix. Phone number: 435-752-1066 ext. 208; E-mail: RogerMellenthin@utah.gov
Mark Brough: Wildlife Specialist. Phone number: 435-752-1066 ext. 219; E-mail: MarkBrough@utah.gov
Gary Howes: Wildlife Specialist. Phone number: 435-752-1066 ext. 219; E-mail: GaryHowes@utah.gov
Jared Baker: Wildlife Specialist. Phone number: 435-752-1066 ext. 219; E-mail: JLBaker@utah.gov
We have 16 artesian wells. Temperatures range from 54°F to 65°F. Our total flow is around 4.5 cfs.