What are the predisposing factors that we believe are risk factors for population susceptibility?
We should be able to track these into some standardized reporting and analysis. A great thought. A plan was developed last year, but nobody used it. There is at least some possibility that uneven distribution prevented wider acceptance. A second attempt will be made to standardize the data reporting this year. Is there any information on the latent frequency distribution of fish in fish kills vs. natural patterns? Length frequency distributions have been made and are available on the Lake Rayburn study in Texas. Bass of all sizes can harbor LMBV. Fish growth tends to slow down before they die; so it’s more likely to find large dead fish than small ones. What is the mechanism that kills the fish? We don’t know. Is there enough information on seasonality to determine the most appropriate timing of sampling? Not conclusively. What are the hatchery/breeding strategies being used to minimize the loss of genetic diversity? Could this be increasing susceptibility to disease? Texas has some of