Inadequate scientific evidence of the effect of cleaner fish at full commercial scale
Many millions of cleaner fish are put into farm cages to eat salmon lice off salmon, but there is limited research into how efficiently they do …
Cleaning up our wastewater with freshwater algae
Wastewater from treated sewage and urban and industrial run-off has a significant environmental impact on the biological integrity of our coastal marine ecosystems. The best way …
In the Press: UV light could be used in fight against sea lice
Our most recent article is gathering some attention! Click here to read the article.
Zapping lice eggs to reduce infestation pressure
In all farming systems, both researchers and farmers are always trying to find new ways to control and manage pest populations. Sea lice infestations in Atlantic …
In the press: Avoiding lice infestations by paying attention to connectivity
Research conducted by Assoc. Prof. Tim Dempster and SALTT lab alumni Dr Francisca Samsing has recently been picked up by the press. Click here to read …
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 …
Wakame in Port Phillip Bay is not all bad
Introduced species always seem to get a bad rap – they can outcompete native species, or allow other introduced species to prosper, which can ultimately reduce …
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 …
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