Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stirling looks at Wrasse polyculture

Sea lice management is a major challenge in aquaculture today for the salmon industry and well the current medications are working, increased resistance to these products is a major issue. It is known that lice hamper growth and promote other diseases, said Mr Migaud from Stirling University.

Sea lice problems are estimated to cost the Scottish salmon industry UK£30 million (US$46.876 million) a year. Trails are going on to look into vaccines and breeding selection tools, but Mr Migaud believes there is only one solution to the problem, Wrasse polyculture, however "Wild harvested wrasse are not sustainable," he said. "Therefore we must culture them ourselves." 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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