Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sea lice “breakthrough” ready for sharing, say salmon firm

What is claimed to be an innovative way of collecting and removing sea lice is being developed following a trial by Loch Duart Ltd. The company Loch Duart say they are keen to share this “innovation” with any other salmon farmer interested.  “Sea lice have been around as long as salmon have existed and will be as long as they continue to,” said Nick Joy, Managing Director.

“Loch Duart hopes and aim to work to ensure that salmon have a long future ahead and that sea lice will not be a significant factor affecting the species’ future. Whilst we are not yet at the point where we can say that sea lice are over as an issue, we can say that we have taken a new step in the control of this perennial pest.” He added that for some time they have been researching and developing “novel” methods to counter sea lice. 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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