Friday, August 12, 2011

Canadian fish farmers say sea lice numbers are low

Fish farmers from the Bay of Fundy think they are winning against the sea lice, remembering that last year the average number of sea lice to attach its self to the fish in a sea cage was 20. But this year they have seen a dramatic decrease on those numbers, so far this year the average is only about two sea lice per salmon.

Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association executive director Pamela Parker, said "What we're finding this year is that out numbers are very, very low," she said aboard the Island Quest, a boat that normally does whale watch tours. On Wednesday the salmon aquaculture industry chartered the vessel to take reporters on a tour. Read more ...

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