In the press: Scientists attempt to get the jump on lice
Our recent article ‘Jumping to treat sea lice: Harnessing salmon behaviour to enable surface-based chemotherapeutant application‘ has received a bit of press! Click here to read …
Jumping through oil to remove lice – does it work?
Chemical use in controlling parasites in salmon aquaculture can have a variety of negative impacts, including poor fish welfare and the release of chemicals into the …
What’s the best method to collect sea urchins for aquaculture?
There are millions of purple sea urchins (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) in Port Phillip Bay chomping their way through kelp forests, which are important habitats for many …
Can ballan wrasse keep up with salmon?
Ballan wrasse are crafty fish that eat sea lice off swimming salmon. While we know they are useful cleaner fish, we don’t know much about how …
Licence to chill: cold water press
Our recent cold water paper has had some press, with Fish Farming Expert posting an article about our research. Click here to read it.
Can cold water be used to remove lice?
Many Norwegian Atlantic salmon farms are using warm water thermal delousing to control salmon lice in farms. However, treatments can lead to poor welfare outcomes for …
Struggling to breathe: small salmon struggle with hypoxia more than larger salmon
Dissolved oxygen is fundamental to the fitness and survival of fish. When there is not enough oxygen available in the water, hypoxic conditions occur which can …
Identifying ‘firebreaks’ to reduce marine parasite spread
Parasite and disease outbreaks are a common issue for many aquaculture industries around the world, and efficient strategies to control the spread of them are scarce. …
Effects of salmon farming density on wild cod reproductive fitness
Sea cage fish aquaculture attracts large aggregations of wild fish that opportunistically feed on farm waste. Over time, these fish can undergo physiological changes, and captive …
Does aquaculture create ecological traps for wildlife?
With aquaculture industries expanding around the world, there are growing concerns about their environmental impacts and effects on wildlife. Aquaculture farms are thought to either repel, …
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