1760Ray allison started working for auburn in 1950 and joined the swingle fisheries group in 1958. he was a native of north carolina, had a m.s. from n.c. state and a ph.d. from lsu and was a veteran of wwii.. ray was responsible for organizing the first working group on fish diseases at auburn that lead to the creation of the southeastern cooperative fish disease project in 1967. under this project, 10 southeastern states contributed funds to fish health research. in the early seventies, dr. allison shifted his interests to the study of high density aquaculture including the use of greenhouse systems to support year round production. he directed some of the first auburn fisheries graduate students studying fish health and also was a consultant to the u.s. fish and wildlife service in assisting the seminole indian tribe in florida establish a fish-farming venture. he retired the end of june 1983. he passed away 7 october 2002.