Declining Wild Salmon Populations in Relation to Parasites from Farm Salmon

  title={Declining Wild Salmon Populations in Relation to Parasites from Farm Salmon},
  author={M. Krko{\vs}ek and J. S. Ford and A. Morton and S. Lele and R. Myers and M. Lewis},
  pages={1772 - 1775}
  • M. Krkošek, J. S. Ford, +3 authors M. Lewis
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Science
  • Rather than benefiting wild fish, industrial aquaculture may contribute to declines in ocean fisheries and ecosystems. Farm salmon are commonly infected with salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis), which are native ectoparasitic copepods. We show that recurrent louse infestations of wild juvenile pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), all associated with salmon farms, have depressed wild pink salmon populations and placed them on a trajectory toward rapid local extinction. The louse-induced… CONTINUE READING
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