Group Solutions designed and facilitated a series of 5 national that identified the outbreak and national distribution of a previously-unknown fish disease, Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV).

Sponsored by ESPN/B.A.S.S., state fish chiefs, scientists, tournament sponsors and anglers came together to determine what was known (virtually nothing at the start), prioritize needs and fund more than $1,000,000 of LMBV research.

The research helped confirm the threat to recreational fishing was not catastrophic and a series of best practices for limiting the spread of the pathogen was developed and shared throughout the north American recreational fishing community.