Mitigating the Diseases of Freshwater Cultured Fish Species in Hawaii and the Pacific Region
|Hawaii||$97,000||University of Hawaii at Manoa||Clyde Tamaru, Ph.D., RuthEllen Klinger-Bowen, Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins|
- Utilizing a combination of conventional and real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing and histological assessment conduct a preliminary epidemiology study on the Francisella-like bacteria (FLB) that is impacting farmed fish in Hawaii and the region.
- Determine whether the Francisella-like bacteria (FLB) is also present in other freshwater and marine species in Hawaii.
- Summarize results and disseminate information through the scientific community and in lay terms via classical extension and outreach activities (e.g., newsletter, technical handout and workshop).