Kahala Parasites and Shrimp Viruses of Concern to Pacific Aquaculture
July 1, 2006 - January 31, 2009
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Characterize the capsalid monogenean affecting kahala, analyze fish immune response to the parasite to determine if vaccine development is feasible, and determine influence of net composition on egg accumulation in culture.
Continue Year 19 virus risk assessment, expanding sampling to include plankton that may pose a biosecurity risk to region facilities.