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Fish Health Board
Fish Health Board
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the Colorado Fish Health Board

The Colorado Fish Health Board (FHB) initiates or reviews every rule pertaining to the regulation of fish health the spread of aquatic disease or the distribution of any exotic aquatic species.​

The FHB ​is a statutory board established within Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) by Hous​e Bill 91-1270 (FHB ​ Title 33-5.5-101, 102),​​ signed into law June 7, 1991 by Governor Roy Romer and consists of (5) members and has the responsibility of recommending or denying approval of all Chapter P-8 Aquatic Nuisance Species regulations, CPW Aquatic definitions, CPW Chapter 0 General Provisions (aquatic release, importation, transportation, allowable species, disease management), and CPW Chapter 1 Fishing regulations (baitfish) rules​ to the CPW Commission.​​

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings, minutes and additional information will be posted below for the public to review.  All meetings are open to the public.​ 

2021 Meetings & Documents

Date Location/Time Documents



April 5

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Zoom call   

  • Agenda
  • Call-in instructions
June 14
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Location TBD  

  • Agenda
  • Call-in instructions
August 2
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Location TBD  

  • Agenda
  • Call-in instructions
October 5
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Location TBD  

  • Agenda
  • Call-in instructions
December 13
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Location TBD  

  • Agenda
  • Call-in instructions


Fish Health Board Members

  • Kevin Johnson
    Kevin is a Geographic Supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program. Kevin oversees National Fish Hatcheries and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices in CO, UT, and WY.
  • Jeremy Liley

    The Fish Health Board Chair,​ and owner and senior aquatic biologist of Liley Fisheries, Inc. Liley Fisheries owns and operates two trout production facilities in Colorado and Nebraska and provides fish stocking and aquatic management services to clients in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas.

  • Kendra Holmes
    Throughout her career, Kendra has promoted the protection of Colorado’s natural resources with a focus on water and aquatic management. Kendra isthe Colorado Aquaculture Association board President since 2012 and is the Fish Health Board Private Sector representative.

  • April Kraft
    The Senior Fish Pathologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife's (CPW) Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory, April is also the CPW representative to the Fish Health board.

  • Wayne East

    The agricultural Wildlife Liaison with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), Wayne represents the CDA on the Fish Health Board, and the Colorado Aquaculture Board​.



Questions about the Colorado Fish Health Board?

​For more information, please contact the Aquatic Animal Health Lab by emailing april.kraft@state.co.us, or calling (970) 842-6304.​