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The interactions and effects of sea lice on wild salmon project overview

The project consists of two avenues of research:

  • To generate information on interactions and impacts of aquacultured origin sea lice on wild salmon populations

  • To develop principles and tools which can help improve management of sea lice on farms and reduce levels in the environment.

    Information from research areas related to understanding the interactions between sea lice and wild salmon will also feed into applied research to develop better management strategies for controlling sea lice.

Project Diagram

Sea lice interactions research

Research Areas

Three Key Questions (Green)

  • Risk of interaction & infection
  • Impact
  • Consequences for wild salmon populations

Under development (Grey)

  • Aquarium/field studies
  • Conservation Limits
  • Options