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Title: PWS Herring Program - Herring Disease Program

Project Year and Number: 2014: 14120111-K

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2018: 18120111-E, 2017: 17120111-E, 2016: 12120111-K, 2015: 12120111-K, 2014: 12120111-K, 2013: 12120111-K, 2012: 12120111-K

Principal Investigator (PI): Paul Hershberger

Assisting Personnel: None

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Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: The Herring Disease Program (HDP) is part of a larger integrated effort, Prince William Sound Research and Monitoring (outlined in a separated proposal by Dr. Scott Pegau). Within this integrated effort, the HDP is intended to evaluate the impact of infectious and parasitic diseases on the failed recovery of the PWS herring population. The framework for the 2012 – 2016 HDP involves a combination of field surveillance efforts, field-based disease process studies, and laboratory-based controlled studies. Field surveillance efforts will provide continued and expanded infection and disease prevalence data for herring populations in Prince William Sound (PWS), Sitka Sound, and Puget Sound. During FY 2014 we will continue the health assessments of adult herring from Prince William Sound and Sitka Sound, we will continue to rear colonies of specific-pathogen-free Pacific herring for controlled studies in the laboratory, and we will develop a chromogenic in situ hybridization assay that will be capable of identifying Ichthyophonus in histological tissue sections.


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Proposal: View PDF (160 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2014

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2014

Annual Report: 2014: View (174 KB)

Final Report: Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2018: 18120111-E View (PDF) 2018: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2017: 17120111-E View (PDF) 2017: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2016: 12120111-K View (PDF) 2016: Due 09/01/2016
2015: View (PDF)
2014: View (PDF)
2013: Due 09/01/2013
2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets