Skirts on salmon production cages reduced salmon lice infestations without affecting fish welfare

@inproceedings{Stien2018SkirtsOS,
  title={Skirts on salmon production cages reduced salmon lice infestations without affecting fish welfare},
  author={Lars Helge Stien and Mattias Bendiksen Lind and Frode Oppedal and Daniel William Wright and Tore Seternes},
  year={2018}
}
Abstract Blocking infective salmon lice larvae, that typically aggregate near the surface, from entering sea cages has become a widely-adopted preventive strategy in salmon aquaculture. The most prevalent shielding technique is fitting a skirt around the upper part of the cage. However, limited scientific data is available on the effects skirts have on lice levels, water quality and fish welfare. The present study compares lice infestation levels on farmed Atlantic salmon, oxygen saturation… CONTINUE READING

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