8. Sea Lice Management on Salmon Farms in British Columbia, Canada

  1. Simon Jones and
  2. Richard Beamish
  1. Sonja M. Saksida1,
  2. Diane Morrison2,
  3. Mark Sheppard3 and
  4. Ian Keith3

Published Online: 18 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470961568.ch8

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

Saksida, S. M., Morrison, D., Sheppard, M. and Keith, I. (2011) Sea Lice Management on Salmon Farms in British Columbia, Canada, 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.ch8

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    British Columbia Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

  2. 2

    Marine Harvest Canada, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

  3. 3

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

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:

  • sea lice management on salmon farms - in British Columbia, Canada;
  • early days of fish farming, Pacific salmon species - chinook and coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) salmon;
  • sea lice species - infesting salmon in British Columbia;
  • sea lice infestations - a health issue;
  • government auditing of industry - sea lice monitoring in British Columbia;
  • proficiency of farm personnel - at sea lice identification;
  • epidemiology of sea lice - on farmed salmon in British Columbia;
  • continued monitoring - opportunistic counts in routine handling events;
  • L. salmonis levels, on farmed Atlantic salmon - fluctuating spatially;
  • hydrographic effects on abundance - wind-driven circulation, sea lice dispersion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sea Lice Species Infesting Salmon in British Columbia

  • Health Effects of L. salmonis in British Columbia

  • Sea Lice on Salmon Farms in British Columbia

  • Government Auditing of Industry Sea Lice Monitoring in British Columbia

  • Epidemiology of Sea Lice on Farmed Salmon in British Columbia

  • C. clemensi on Atlantic Salmon in British Columbia

  • L. salmonis on Atlantic Salmon in British Columbia

  • Hydrographic Effects on Abundance

  • Treatments for Sea Lice in British Columbia

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References