Marine Harvest has revealed that more than two-thirds of its salmon farms in Scotland broke statutory sea lice limits last year. The figure of 69% was more than four times the average for the Norwegian group’s overall operations. Marine Harvest cited a number of factors for the difficulty in tackling the problem of sea lice … Continue reading
Posted in April 2017 …
The Scientist: Does Farming Drive Fish Disease?
Intensive aquaculture favors increasingly virulent forms of certain fish-infecting parasites and pathogens, studies show. Fish farming is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world, but infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites cost the industry billions of dollars in worldwide losses each year. Now, emerging research suggests that diseases of … Continue reading
Guardian, 1 April 2017: Salmon farming in crisis: ‘We are seeing a chemical arms race in the seas’
Every day, salmon farmers across the world walk into steel cages – in the seas off Scotland or Norway or Iceland – and throw in food. Lots of food; they must feed tens of thousands of fish before the day is over. They must also check if there are problems, and there is one particular … Continue reading