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Inland Fisheries Ireland, 9 Jan 2017: New research finds salmon farming contributes to sea lice infestation on sea trout as valuable stocks decline

The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed new research by scientists from Inland Fisheries Ireland and Argyll Fisheries Trust (Scotland) which found that sea trout carry significantly higher levels of sea lice infestation closer to marine salmon farms. Researchers examined sea lice levels over 25 years from more than 20,000 sea trout. The sea … Continue reading

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

Irish Times, 29 Feb 2016: Angling Notes – Concerns over fish farming raised at salmon conference in Norway

“Norway’s Wild Salmon Declares Bankruptcy – Fish Farms the Principal Cause” read the rather harrowing slogan which greeted 300 people in attendance at the recent wild salmon conference in the Alta Ice Hotel, Sorrisnivia, Norway. His Royal Highness King Harald, an ardent salmon fisher, was guest of honour accompanied by environment and fisheries ministers, top … Continue reading

Salmon and Trout Conservation UK, 5 Oct 2015: Wild salmon populations have fallen below ‘safe’ conservation limits in all rivers in the Scottish west Highland salmon-farming zone

 THE Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TCS) has today called upon the Scottish Government to halt any further expansion of the salmon farming industry, following new analysis showing the very poor status of salmon stocks in the West Highlands. Marine Scotland’s newly published classification puts all the rivers in the West Highlands and Inner Hebrides, … Continue reading

Inland Fisheries Ireland, 10 Sept 2015: Salmon farms can have a significant impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks

Inland Fisheries Ireland, 10 Sept 2015: Salmon farms can have a significant impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks

A definitive scientific paper, reviewing over 300 scientific publications, has just been published in the prestigious journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions on the effects of sea lice on sea trout stocks. A team of top international scientists from Norway, Scotland and Ireland reviewed all available published studies on the effects of sea lice and have concluded … Continue reading