- MSC celebrates that 20.000th sustainable MSC-labelled product comes from Migros
- Potential measures against the Faroe Islands
- Council Mandate Brings CFP Reform Closer
- North Sea RAC meets the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association
- European Commission unveils maritime strategy for the Atlantic
- All Aboard for the Reform of Common Fisheries Policy
- New Managing Director at Qalut Vónin
- Commission calls for cooperation to boost sustainable aquaculture in Europe
- Russia complains over EU-Mauritania Fisheries Partnership Agreement before WTO
- Damanaki at Seafood Expo 2013
- Damanaki launching new online market intelligence tool for fisheries
- Action Plan to save sea birds
- World`s largest Seafood Trade Fair opens tomorrow
- Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 22 April 2013
- Reviving the Mediterranean blue economy through cooperation
Marine Harvest Canada reports successful
Marine Harvest Canada is placing a full-page advertisement in today’s North Island Gazette to update readers on the results of its sea lice management plan in the Broughton Archipelago. This is the fourth advertisement by Marine Harvest in as many months and helps explain the successful management of sea lice on farmed salmon.
“The out-migration of juvenile salmon began in March and is soon to be finished in June.” says Clare Backman, Director of Environmental Compliance and Community Relations for Marine Harvest Canada. “Over the past months, Marine Harvest has taken significant action to reduce and eliminate the potential for sea lice transfer from its salmon farms to wild juvenile salmon.”
Marine Harvest staff monitor farmed salmon monthly for presence of sea lice. In May, Marine Harvest fish farms in the Broughton area averaged 0.17 lice per fish. The levels of sea lice are lower than last year’s levels during the same period. Since 2004, Marine Harvest has made all sea lice monitoring results available on its website at www.MarineHarvestCanada.com.
“We are pleased to report that these results are well under the threshold level of 3.0 lice per fish at which our fish would need to be treated according to the Sea Lice Action Plan developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the provincial government, and the industry.” says Backman.
Sea lice are a naturally occurring parasite found on various fish in the Pacific Ocean and are initially passed from wild sources to farmed salmon (Kabata 1973, Beamish et al 2005).
Farmed salmon is BC’s largest agricultural export. In 2008, Marine Harvest Canada will produce about 42,000 tonnes of high quality, fresh Atlantic salmon. The Company employs about 500 people at operations on Vancouver Island and the Central Coast.
WorldFishingToday d. 01-06-2008