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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 C​hapter 1 Fishing regulations (baitfish) rules​ to the CPW Commission.​​

Upcoming Meetings

Next meeting: December 11, 2023 @ 9:00am

Location: CPW Headquarters, Bighorn Conference Room

​​​     6060 Broadway, Denver CO 80216

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To obtain meeting minutes, please contact:

Remaining Meeting Dates for 2023​ 

(All meetings at Colorado Parks and Wildlife Headquarters, 6060 Broadway, Denver in Bighorn Conference Room):

  • ​​December 11, 2023

M​eetings are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and are open to the public

Fish Health Board Members

Josh Homer

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.

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​.​​