Galen Tigan

Position/Title: Assistant Manager/Staff Research Assistant II Supervisor

E-mail: gttigan@ucdavis.edu

EDUCATION:

B.A Environmental Sciences, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge N.H.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assistant Facility Manager, research and production of native smelts, and facility safety coordinator

FCCL WORK EXPERIENCE

2007 to present

PREVIOUS RESEARCH WORK:

Surgically implanting hydro-acoustic tags and implanting PIT tags in hatchery steelhead, hydro-acoustic tagging striped bass for telemetry studies

Studied the relative abundance of predatory fish and their behavior in the vicinity of release sites of salvaged fish by collection of predatory fish species via an electro-fishing boat, tagging predatory fish with acoustic tags and floy tags, and monitoring movements via acoustic receivers.

Served as a deck hand PIT and Disk tagging of green and white sturgeon, taking total length measurements and fin and gill samples, identification of bycatch species. Also served as a deck hand Disk tagging of Striped Bass.

INTERESTS:

Testing aquaculture methods and environmental parameters in recirculating systems with wild and hatchery origin fish to optimize survival and fish health.

Testing the feasibility of creating a profitable finfish aquaculture farm that specializes in providing a marketable product that can be labeled as USDA Organic.

 

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