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Lousy sockeye are lousy competitors

Recently published research indicates that juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon that are highly infected with sea lice are 20 per cent less successful at consuming food than their lightly infected counterparts. Sean Godwin, ...

dateMay 01, 2015 in Ecology
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Increased use of medicines in Norwegian fish farming

The increase in sales of agents to treat sea lice infestations continued in 2013. However, sales of antibacterials showed a reduction compared to the previous year. Sales of anthelmintics showed a slight increase compared ...

dateMar 05, 2014 in Business
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Finicky young wrasse want shrimp

Ballan wrasse are picky eaters when young. As adults, they eat sea lice off the skin of salmon – which makes them valuable to fish farmers. But as juveniles, wrasse want to be served shrimp.

dateAug 27, 2012 in Ecology
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New promise in sea lice-eating lumpfish

Ballan wrasse and goldsinny wrasse are currently the principal biological weapons to fight sea lice at fish farms in Trøndelag county and further south. As these two species are sensitive to cold temperatures, they would ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Ecology
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