A Review of the Impacts of the Salmon Louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1837) on Wild Salmonids. Atlantic Salmon Trust, Perth
- K. Whelan
Sea lice infest both farmed and wild salmonids to the potential detriment of aquaculture and angling interests. Several reviews have recently considered information concerning interactions between salmon farms and wild salmonids (e.g. Revie et al. 2009; Costello 2009; Whelan, 2010). Here, the evidence available to assess the likelihood and scale of impact of sea lice from salmon farms on Scottish wild salmonids is summarised. The aim is not to repeat extensive review but to focus on key issues relevant to locating fish farms in the Scottish coastal zone.