2. Abundance and Distribution of Larval Sea Lice in Scottish Coastal Waters

  1. Simon Jones and
  2. Richard Beamish
  1. Alexander G. Murray1,
  2. Trish L. Amundrud1,
  3. Michael J. Penston1,
  4. Campbell C. Pert1 and
  5. Stuart J. Middlemas2

Published Online: 18 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470961568.ch2

Salmon Lice: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Parasite Abundance and Distribution

Salmon Lice: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Parasite Abundance and Distribution

How to Cite

Murray, A. G., Amundrud, T. L., Penston, M. J., Pert, C. C. and Middlemas, S. J. (2011) Abundance and Distribution of Larval Sea Lice in Scottish Coastal Waters, in Salmon Lice: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Parasite Abundance and Distribution (eds S. Jones and R. Beamish), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470961568.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Marine Scotland Science, Freshwater Laboratory, Faskally, Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813813622

Online ISBN: 9780470961568

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Keywords:

  • larval sea lice, abundance and distribution - in Scottish coastal waters;
  • Scotland's sea lochs - aquaculture industry, interacting with natural ecosystem;
  • sea loch circulation in Scotland - fjordic;
  • freshwater flows, role - circulation of Scottish sea lochs;
  • Scotland, and Lepeophtheirus Salmonis - wild and farmed salmonids;
  • intensive marine salmonid farms - and high host population;
  • statistical description of loads on wild salmonids - parasite mortality associated with parasite-induced mortality of hosts;
  • Scottish sea lochs - and high tidal regimes;
  • lice control - in Scottish aquaculture;
  • salinity level effects - on larval survival, simple constant mortality rate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Scotland's Coastal Waters

  • Sea Lice in Scotland

  • L. salmonis Infection on Atypical Hosts

  • Case Study: The Loch Torridon System

  • Modeling Sea Lice Dispersal in Loch Torridon

  • Conclusions

  • Summary

  • References