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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.​ 

2019 Meetings & Documents​​​​​​​

Date Location/Time Documents
​January 22
  • ​Phone conference re: gill lice
    (303) 869-9210
  • ​11am      
​February 1
  • Review gill lice response
    Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
    Nathrop, CO
  • 8:30 am
February 11
  • Denver, 6060 Broadway
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office
  • 9am-11am
​March 20
  • ​​Phone conference re: WD exemption
    303-869-9210 ​
  • 2:00 pm
April 8
  • San Juan Conference Room
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture
    305 Interlocken Parkway
    Broomfield, CO  80021
  • Conference Call-In Number:  303-869-9210​
  • 9am-11am
    June 10

    ​​Meeting Cancelled

    • ​Denver, 6060 Broadway
      Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office

    ​July 15
    • Colorado Department of Agriculture
      305 Interloken Blvd
      Broomfield, CO, 80021
      Big 
      Thompson Conference Room
    • 9:00 am
    August 12
    • Denver, 6060 Broadway
      Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office
    • 9am-11am
    • Minutes
    ​October 28
    • Denver, 6060 Broadway
      Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office
    • 9am-11am
    • Minutes
    ​December 4
    • Denver, 6060 Broadway
      Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office
    • 9am-11am
    • Minutes

    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.

    • Vicki Milano
      The Senior Fish Pathologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife's (CPW) Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory, Vicki 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​.

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    Previous Meetings & Documents

    ​2018 

    Date Location Documents
    January 28

    • Denver, 6060 Broadway
      Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office
    • 4pm-7pm
    • Minutes
    February 26
    • Denver, 6060 Broadway
      Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office​
    • 4pm-7pm
    • Minutes
    June 11
    • Denver, 6060 Broadway
      Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office​
    • 3pm-6pm
    • Minutes
    August 20
    • ​Denver, 6060 Broadway
      Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office
    • ​2pm-5pm
    • Minutes

    Questions about the Colorado Fish Health Board?

    ​For more information, please contact the Aquatic Animal Health Lab by emailing AAHL@state.co.us, calling (970) 842-6308.​