Fish Mold Surveillance (Saprolegnia sp.)

Saprolegnia is a water mold that was found on Aanaakłiq by Nuiqsut fishermen during the fall of 2013 to 2016. The cause of these recent cases of Saprolegniosis is not yet known. Baseline data will continue to be collected and a NSB-DWM Task Force has been formed to develop a monitoring plan with Nuiqsut.

Below is a link to a NSB Compilation of Reports on Fish Mold and Contaminants in Nuiqsut Fish (2013-2016), plus reports from contaminant studies dating back to 2002.

Water and fish sampling conducted along with community monitoring.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics biota, environment, health
Other Contacts Todd Sformo (Email:
Primary Organization North Slope Borough
Other Organizations Institute of Arctic Biology UAF, ABR, Inc., US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Organization Types Academic, Federal, Industry and Consultants, Local, State
Geo-keywords North Slope
Start Date 2002-01-01
Created March 12, 2018, 05:27 (AKDT)
Last Updated July 1, 2021, 23:43 (AKDT)