Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sea lice in wild salmon populations not from salmon farms

After studying years of sea lice data, researchers have shown that rises and declines in wild pink salmon populations do not correlate with sea lice from salmon farms. "This is an important addition to the expansive body of research on sea lice in BC," said Mary Ellen Walling, Executive Director of the British Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA).

"It really shows based on more information than ever that properly managed sea lice are not the concern." "This is the connecting piece the document that looks at farmed fish and wild fish data and therefore tells the whole story rather than one side of it," said Ms Walling. "It really highlights what salmon farmers have been saying all along: that wild fish survival is a complicated issue with many factors to consider." Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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