Location Funding Institution Principal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $97,000 University of Hawaii at Manoa Clyde Tamaru, Ph.D., RuthEllen Klinger-Bowen, Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins
  1. 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.
  2. Determine whether the Francisella-like bacteria (FLB) is also present in other freshwater and marine species in Hawaii.
  3. 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).