Outreach Materials

Advertisements
Advertisements with information about VHS and what individuals can do to help stop the spread of invasive diseases in fish have been printed in numerous trade magazines with regional and national exposure.

Keep fish healthy. Don't move bait!

Boating is fun. Cleaning up when you're done is being responsible.

Keep fish healthy. There's a lot on the line.

Billboard Signs
A outdoor billboard campaign along Michigan highways helps to encourage anglers and boaters to prevent the spread of VHS. The ads run through September and have garnered over 1 million impressions to date.

Outdoor Billboards - Keep Fish Healthy. Don’t Move Bait.

Marina Signs - There's a lot on the line

Radio Ads and Interviews
Focus on Fish Health 2011 Campaign (10:30 min)
Dan Small with Wisconsin Outdoor Radio, interviews Dr. Janet Whaley (USDA Aquaculture Program Manager) regarding the Focus on Fish Health 2011 Campaign. [August 2011]

VHS and Prevention (6:55 min)
The Big Wild Radio Show interviews Dr. Janet Whaley (USDA Aquaculture Program Manager) regarding VHS and why recreational boaters and anglers should be concerned

Focus On Fish Health (61 min)
Fish Bait Radio interview with Dr. Kathleen Hartman (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) and Frank Peterson (Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation)

Boaters and Anglers Need to Remain Vigilant (6:51 min)
Dr. Paul Gary Egrie, (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)

Don't transport snails or other aquatic life (15 sec)
Don't transport tadpoles or other aquatic life (15 sec)
Going fishing? Don't transport water or aquatic life (30 sec)
Enjoy fishing? Don't transport water or bait (30 sec)
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Vodcasts
Video materials supplied, courtesy of the World Fishing Network, to help educate anglers about viral hemorrhagic septicemia, its impact on fish in the Great Lakes, and steps to take to help prevent the disease from spreading.

Fish Health: Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia
World Fishing Network. An interview with Dr. Kathleen Hartman of the USDA. Discussion includes the VHS virus found in the Great Lakes and tips for the angler on how to prevent damage to our lakes, rivers and streams.

PSA: Prevent the Spread of VHS (30 sec)
PSA: VHS Prevention (30 sec)
Courtesy of World Fishing Network

"Help Save Our Waters"
Walleye and the Fish Band Sing to Protect Great Lakes Fish from VHS
U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2:20 min) Educational animated video about VHS and how to prevent its spread to protect fish species in the Great Lakes region.

PowerPoint Presentation
Use this prepared PowerPoint Presentation to help share information about VHS prevention and the Focus On Fish Health website.

Focus On Fish Health Campaign Presentation
MS PowerPoint 2010 version:
[1280x800 resolution, 26.1 MB]
[800X600 resolution, 9.6MB]

MS PowerPoint 97-2003 version:
[1280x800 resolution, 25.3 MB]
[800x600 resolution, 9.6 MB]

Factsheets

FOFH VHS Background Fact Sheet

FOFH VHS Prevention Fact Sheet

Find additional educational resources about VHS and its prevention in the Focus On Fish Health Resources database.