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Sea lice course development and initial delivery



Public and media concerns that sea lice from farmed salmon are impacting wild salmon stocks is a primary detractor in the public's perception of the salmon farming industry. There is a need for a course to inform salmon farm workers, researchers and individuals (ENGO and conservation groups) involved in sea lice studies about all aspects of sea lice biology and identification. The course will combine theory and practical elements, encourage questions and idea sharing, and promote a high level of competence for participants. For farm site personnel who are involved in monthly monitoring and audits of site sea lice enumeration and identification, it will be important that their knowledge is complete and consistently applied. For field workers involved in sea lice, monitoring of wild species, the course will ensure a high calibre of data collection and better understanding of the principles of sea lice management on salmon farms.

Program Name

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)


2010 - 2010


Pacific: Vancouver Island West Coast

Principal Investigator(s)

Simon Jones

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