Tagged with sea lice

Guardian, 18 April 2018: Skye salmon farms approved despite warnings of ‘irrecoverable damage’

Guardian, 18 April 2018: Skye salmon farms approved despite warnings of ‘irrecoverable damage’

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/skye-salmon-farms-approved-despite-warnings-of-irrecoverable-damage Two new island fish farms given the go-ahead in spite of Scottish parliamentary report warning of possible environmental impacts Alexandra Heal and Ellie O’Donnell Two new salmon farms are to be built off the Scottish island of Skye after receiving permission from the Highland council, despite opposition from residents over the possible … Continue reading

BBC: Salmon firm reveals impact of sea lice

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

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

Irish Examiner, Tuesday 10 Jan 2017: Fish farms indicted on sea trout – Debate is over

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/ourview/fish-farms-indicted-on-sea-trout–debate-is-over-438374.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=click&utm_campaign=nextandprev A GOVERNMENT scientific agency, Inland Fisheries Ireland, has just published the result of 25 years of research involving more than 20,000 sea trout taken from 94 river systems in Ireland or Scotland at varying distances from salmon farms. The research is objective and utterly credible. It once and for all confirms that salmon farms … Continue reading

Irish Examiner, Tuesday 10 JAn 2017: Today’s Stories Sea lice levels are higher near salmon farms

There have been calls for the Department of Agriculture to boost its monitoring of fish farms after new research showed sea trout carry significantly higher levels of sea lice infestation when closer to marine salmon farms.   For full article see http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/sea-lice-levels-are-higher-near-salmon-farms-438383.html   Inland Fisheries Ireland said it hoped any future applications for fish farms … Continue reading

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