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Chris Praamsma
Chris Praamsma

​​​​​​Fish R​esearch Hatchery Technicia​n​


Contact Information

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Fish Research​​ Hatchery
5500 WCR 50C
Bellvue, CO 80512
Phone: (970)-482-1141


  • B.S., Biology - Northern Michigan University, 2001

Current or Recent Positions

  • Fish Research Hatchery Technician III - Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2010-Present
  • Fish Culturist-Auburn  Fish Hatchery- Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 2008-2009
  • Fish Culturist- Tillett Springs Hatchery-Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 2006-2008
  • Biological Technician- Ennis National Fish Hatchery, 2003-2006

Current or Recent Research Projects

  • Iodine Concentration Effects on Cutthroat egg Development
  • Whirling Disease Resistant Domestic Brood Stock Development and Evaluation
  •  Formalin Sensitivity of Rainbow Trout Strains
  • Greenback Cutthroat Trout Recovery
  • Boreal Toad Conservation
  • Evaluate Tag Retention on Boreal Toad
  • Triploid Brown Trout
  • Oxy tetracycline Marking Techniques of  Trout and Walleye​​

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Provide support to the research and aquatic sections
  • Conduct controlled experiments on small to medium scales
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Practice best possible fish culture techniques
  • Use of different fish tagging methods​