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
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.