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Posts Tagged ‘sea lice’

 

Chemicals in salmon farming Part II: Is it time to pull the plug on bath treatments?

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Bath treatments are widely used to treat sea lice on Scottish salmon farms, but are we getting into hotwater with them?

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Chemicals in salmon farming Part I: Does SLICE® (emamectin benzoate) still make the cut?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

SLICE®, a treatment for parasitic sea lice on salmon, is widely used by Scottish salmon farms in open net pens, despite documented impacts on neighbouring marine wildlife. If a farm has persistent problems with lice and is reliant on harmful treatments to manage infestations, it should be questioned whether that farm is viable and sustainable into the future.

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