Modeling 2009 sea lice dispersion from salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago



As part of a B.C. Pacific Salmon Forum (PSF) project, two computer models have been developed for the Broughton Archipelago: i) a three-dimensional finite volume coastal circulation model that is capable of simulating velocity, salinity and temperature fields, and ii) a coupled model of sea lice dispersal and development/behaviour. Part of the 8th recommendation in the final (January 2009) PSF Report was the hindcasting of copepodid concentrations for 2009 to 2013, analogous to the model runs that were done in (or are planned for) 2008, and comparing them with available in-situ survey data.

Program Name

Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research (PARR)


2009 - 2010


Pacific: Vancouver Island West Coast

Principal Investigator(s)

Dario Stucchi

Mike Foreman