Research & Reports: 2010

2010, December – Martin Krkosek, Andrew Bateman, Stan Proboszcz, Craig Orr. Dynamics of outbreak and control of salmon lice on two salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia.
A new scientific study published this week in the on‐line journal, Aquaculture Environment Interactions, confirms that farmed salmon can significantly amplify sea lice in coastal waters of BC, and that controlling lice outbreaks presents substantial challenges to industry, regulators, and salmon conservationists.

2010, November – M. H.H. Price, A. Morton, and J. D. Reynolds. Evidence of farm-induced parasite infestations on wild juvenile salmon in multiple regions of coastal British Columbia, Canada.
Published in the peer-reviewed Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and conducted in 2007 and 2008, concludes that sea lice levels on wild juvenile salmon are significantly higher in net-cage salmon farming areas and highest in the Discovery Islands where salmon farming is most intense.

2010, November – P.A. Mages and L.M. Dill. The effects of sea lice on juvenile pink salmon predation susceptibility.

2010, October – Brendan M. Connors, N. Brent Hargreaves, Simon R. M. Jones, Lawrence M. Dill. Predation intensifies parasite exposure in a salmonid food chain. Brendan M. Connors, Martin Krkošek, Jennifer Ford, Lawrence M. Dill. Coho salmon productivity in relation to salmon lice from infected prey and salmon farms.
Two new sea lice papers published online in the Journal of Applied Ecology suggest that sea lice from salmon farms may be dramatically affecting the health of coho salmon populations in the Broughton Archipelago.