The Enhancement Services Division provides tribal support services in enhancement planning, hatchery coordination, coded wire tagging, and fish health. Activities include:
- Coded wire tagging of 4 million fish at tribal hatcheries to provide information critical to fisheries management;
- Fulfilling tribal requests for coded wire tag analysis;
- Providing genetic, ecological, and statistical consulting for tribal hatchery programs; and
- Providing fish health services to tribal hatcheries in the areas of juvenile fish health monitoring, disease diagnostics, adult health inspection and vaccine production.
As part of coded wire and marking program, the division operates tagging trailers. Here’s a video on the tribes’ automatic tagging trailer: