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Sea lice on wild juvenile Pacific salmon and farmed Atlantic salmon in the northernmost salmon farming region of British Columbia

Sonja, M.S.; Larry, G. Diane, M. Crawford, W.R.

Aquaculture 320(3-4): 0-198

2011


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-8486
DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.07.018
Accession: 036156622

The Kitasoo/Xai'xais First Nation established a program to monitor sea lice levels on seaward migrating wild juvenile salmon in their traditional territory which contains the most northerly salmon farming region of British Columbia. A total of 12 locations were routinely sampled during the period between 25 and 28 to gain a better understanding of the levels and patterns of sea lice infestation on wild salmonids in the region. Over 5 juvenile salmon were collected and examined for sea lice. Around 78% were identified as pink salmon, 18% were chum salmon and the remainder classified as other salmon (coho and sockeye.

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