The salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis is adapted tosurvive in hostile marine environments of the northern hemisphere,including an ability to parasitize several species of salmon. Salmonids are some of the most economically important andsought after fish for human consumption, and louse parasitism has asignificant impact both on cultured and wild fish populations.Salmon Lice is a timely collection of the latest research onthe cause and spread of lice infestations and management techniquesbeing designed and implemented to combat this issue.
Salmon Lice provides a thorough single volume review ofLepeophtheirus salmonis, the key parasite standing in theway of sustainable and profitable production of salmonid fishesincluding salmon, trout and charr. Opening with a review of thebiology, morphology, life cycle, and larval behavior of theparasite, Salmon Lice proceeds to review the distribution ofplanktonic larvae of salmon lice, addresses management techniquesused in salmonid aquaculture and capture fisheries, provides apractical assessment of the salmon lice issue and explorespotential solutions to the problem.
With comprehensive coverage of the biology and distribution ofthis harmful and ubiquitous parasite, Salmon Lice will be ofvalue to fish health researchers, aquaculture and fisheriesprofessionals, and seafood industry personnel to inform themanagement of both cultured and wild salmonid populations.
- In-depth coverage of a key parasite impacting viability andsustainability of salmonid fisheries and aquaculture
- Integrates parasite biology and hydrodynamic models in diversecoastal ecosystems
- Provides a practical assessment of the salmon louse issue
Reviews international salmon louse monitoring and managementtechniques used in salmonid fisheries and aquaculture
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About the Author
Richard Beamish is Senior Scientist in the Salmon andFreshwater Ecosystems division at the Pacific Biological Station,Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
Simon Jones is a Research Scientist in Aquatic AnimalHealth at the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BritishColumbia, Canada.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors vii
Foreword by Bob Kabata xi
Introduction: Lepeophtheirus salmonis—A RemarkableSuccess Story 1Craig J. Hayward, Melanie Andrews, and Barbara F. Nowak
Part I: The Distribution and Abundance of Planktonic LarvalStages of Lepeophtheirus salmonis: Surveillance andModeling
Chapter 1. Modeling the Distribution and Abundance of PlanktonicLarval Stages of Lepeophtheirus salmonis in Norway 31Lars Asplin, Karin K. Boxaspen, and Anne D. Sandvik
Chapter 2. Abundance and Distribution of Larval Sea Lice inScottish Coastal Waters 51Alexander G. Murray, Trish L. Amundrud, Michael J. Penston,Campbell C. Pert, and Stuart J. Middlemas
Chapter 3. Sea Louse Abundance on Farmed Salmon in theSouthwestern New Brunswick Area of the Bay of Fundy 83Blythe D. Chang, Fred H. Page, Michael J. Beattie, and BarryW.H. Hill
Chapter 4. Modeling Sea Lice Production and Concentrations inthe Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia 117Dario J. Stucchi, Ming Guo, Michael G.G. Foreman, Piotr Czajko,Moira Galbraith, David L. Mackas, and Philip A. Gillibrand
Part II: Salmon Louse Management on Farmed Salmon
Chapter 5: Salmon Louse Management on Farmed Salmon—Norway153Gordon Ritchie and Karin K. Boxaspen
Chapter 6: Ireland: The Development of Sea Lice ManagementMethods 177David Jackson
Chapter 7: Salmon Louse Management on Farmed Salmon in Scotland205Crawford W. Revie
Chapter 8: Sea Lice Management on Salmon Farms in BritishColumbia, Canada 235Sonja M. Saksida, Diane Morrison, Mark Sheppard, and IanKeith
Part III: Salmon Lice on Wild Salmonids in Coastal Zones:Present Status and Implications
Chapter 9: Present Status and Implications of Salmon Lice onWild Salmonids in Norwegian Coastal Zones 281Bengt Finstad and Pøal Arne Bjørn
Chapter 10: Lepeophtheirus salmonis on Salmonids in theNortheast Pacific Ocean 307Simon R.M. Jones and Richard J. Beamish
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