Brian Zimmerman

Brian Zimmerman, originally from Northeast Ohio, is an expert on Ohio’s native fishes. In 2003 he stared his business, Zimmerman’s Fish (, and he spends the summer months working on projects for The Ohio State University and Ohio Division of Wildlife that deal with the distribution and conservation of Ohio’s rare and endangered fish species. Brian will be sharing his knowledge of Ohio’s native fishes. In 2019 he authored a field guide on native fishes. 

“A Naturalist’s Guide To The Fishes of Ohio”
is available for purchase. It contains updated information of all fishes that are in Ohio waters. You can order it through the Ohio Biological Survey website.

Fishes of Ohio
Brian Zimmerman and Bud White in 2019.

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