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 House 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.
Next meeting: December 11, 2023 @ 9:00am
Location: CPW Headquarters, Bighorn Conference Room
6060 Broadway, Denver CO 80216
Agenda - coming soon
To obtain meeting minutes, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remaining Meeting Dates for 2023
(All meetings at Colorado Parks and Wildlife Headquarters, 6060 Broadway, Denver in Bighorn Conference Room):
Meetings are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and are open to the public
Fish Health Board Members
Josh is a Supervisory Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program and is the Project Leader at Leadville National Fish Hatchery.
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.
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.
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.
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.