Thursday, September 15, 2011

Toxic pesticides to fight sea lice concerns being raised

In the fight against sea lice, drugs that were once effective are no longer working as well, this is being seen on the East coast of Canada and is under scrutiny on the West coast too. This new information has been on the ineffectiveness of certain drug and has been obtained from the government under the access to information act. SLICE (emamectin benzoate) the only treatment available in Canada to be used for sea lice control is failing, the worry of this failing drug is what will these companies use in its place, there is rising concern that toxic pesticides are being used and released into the ocean under emergency authorisation. 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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