Snorkel sea-cage technology decreases salmon louse infestation by 75% in a full-cycle commercial test

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TitleSnorkel sea-cage technology decreases salmon louse infestation by 75% in a full-cycle commercial test
AuthorsGeitung L, Oppedal F, Stien LH, Dempster T, Karlsbakk E, Nola V, Wright DW
TypeJournal Article
Journal NameInternational journal for parasitology
VolumeN/A
IssueN/A
Year2019
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CitationGeitung L, Oppedal F, Stien LH, Dempster T, Karlsbakk E, Nola V, Wright DW. Snorkel sea-cage technology decreases salmon louse infestation by 75% in a full-cycle commercial test. International journal for parasitology. 2019 Sep 13.

Abstract

Methods to prevent parasite infestations in farmed fish are becoming widespread, yet tests of their effectiveness often lack commercial relevance and statistical power, which may lead to technology misuse. Here, we examined salmon louse infestation on Atlantic salmon in triplicate commercial snorkel louse barrier and standard cages over a 12 month production cycle. Barrier cages reduced newly settling lice on Atlantic salmon by 75%, with variability in parasite reduction over time depending upon environmental variables. The commercial, triplicate, long-term study design serves as a template to validate performance and detect weaknesses in anti-parasite techniques in fish mariculture.

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1Lena Geitung
2Frode Oppedal
3Lars Helge Stien
4Tim Dempster
5Egil Karlsbakk
6Velimir Nola
7Daniel W Wright
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Journal CountryEngland
Publication TypeJournal Article
Language Abbreng
LanguageEnglish
CopyrightCopyright © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.
DOI10.1016/j.ijpara.2019.06.003
Elocation10.1016/j.ijpara.2019.06.003
PIIS0020-7519(19)30209-7
Journal AbbreviationInt. J. Parasitol.
Publication Date2019 Sep 13
eISSN1879-0135
ISSN1879-0135
Publication ModelPrint-Electronic
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