Prevention and control of salmon lice, and also barnacle lice, is a continuing challenge for the aquaculture industry. Both are naturally occurring parasites in seawater. The announcement will contribute to knowledge about the prevention and control of lice.
Scots lice are parasites of more than 80 different species of wild fish, and can also find their way into semi-closed facilities that take in deep water, while salmon lice mostly stay in the upper water layer and to salmon fish. But more than lice being a direct problem for farmed fish, it is the handling of the fish in connection with the control of lice that is today's challenge, which can affect fish welfare. Good effect and good fish welfare for both salmon and, possibly, cleaning fish when various measures are used are therefore the focus of (More Info)