344 pages, 12 colour plates; b/w photos, illustrations and maps; tables
Salmon Lice provides a single volume review of the parasite Lepeophtheirus salmonis, the key parasite standing in the way of sustainable and profitable production of salmonid fishes, including salmon, trout, charr, and whitefish. Opening with a review of the biology, morphology, life cycle, and larval behavior of this parasite, Salmon Lice then proceeds to review the distribution of planktonic larvae of salmon lice and addresses management techniques used in salmonid aquaculture and capture fisheries providing a practical assessment of the salmon lice issue, and exploring potential solutions to the problem. Salmon Lice will be of the utmost value to fish health researchers, aquaculture and fisheries professionals, and seafood industry personnel.
List of Contributors vii
Foreword by Bob Kabata xi
Introduction: Lepeophtheirus salmonis – A Remarkable Success Story 1
Part I: The Distribution and Abundance of Planktonic Larval Stages of Lepeophtheirus salmonis: Surveillance and Modeling
Chapter 1. Modeling the Distribution and Abundance of Planktonic Larval Stages of Lepeophtheirus salmonis in Norway 31
Chapter 2. Abundance and Distribution of Larval Sea Lice in Scottish Coastal Waters 51
Chapter 3. Sea Louse Abundance on Farmed Salmon in the Southwestern New Brunswick Area of the Bay of Fundy 83
Chapter 4. Modeling Sea Lice Production and Concentrations in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia 117
Part II: Salmon Louse Management on Farmed Salmon
Chapter 5: Salmon Louse Management on Farmed Salmon-Norway 153
Chapter 6: Ireland: The Development of Sea Lice Management Methods 177
Chapter 7: Salmon Louse Management on Farmed Salmon in Scotland 205
Chapter 8: Sea Lice Management on Salmon Farms in British Columbia, Canada 235
Part III: Salmon Lice on Wild Salmonids in Coastal Zones: Present Status and Implications
Chapter 9: Present Status and Implications of Salmon Lice on Wild Salmonids in Norwegian Coastal Zones 281
Chapter 10: Lepeophtheirus salmonis on Salmonids in the Northeast Pacific Ocean 307
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Richard Beamish is Senior Scientist in the Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems division at the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
Simon Jones is a Research Scientist in Aquatic Animal Health at the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.