Posted in November 2016

New Research: Aquaculture and environmental drivers of salmon lice infestation and body condition in sea trout

By: Samuel Shephard1, Craig MacIntyre2, Patrick Gargan1,* 1Inland Fisheries Ireland, 3044 Lake Drive, CityWest Business Campus, Dublin 24 Y265, Ireland 2Argyll Fisheries Trust, Cherry Park, Inveraray PA32 8XE, UK ABSTRACT: Infestation of sea trout Salmo trutta L. by salmon lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis is associated with increased mortality risk and possible sub-lethal effects. Separating anthropogenic causes … Continue reading

Atlantic Salmon Federation, 31 October 2016: Letter – You can’t disput the scientific evidendce

“Will Placentia Bay aquaculture affect native salmon?”, the author claimed “there has been no undisputed evidence to date of direct effects of salmon aquaculture on wild populations.” This is patently false; there is a wealth of scientific evidence that demonstrates clearly and conclusively that net pen salmon aquaculture has significant negative impacts on wild salmon. … Continue reading