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