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An Irish Strategy Against Sea Lice

IRELAND - The new approach will incorporate 'real time' management of sea lice infestations on a case-by-case basis.

According to Mercapesca, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mary Coughlan and Minister of State John Browne today launched a new strategy for improved pest control on Irish salmon farms.

The sea lice is the common enemy of both the salmon farmer and wild fisheries.

Monitoring of sea lice on salmon farms was initiated in 1991 and involves inspection and sampling at all fish farms 14 times per annum with treatment required where sea lice levels are above target levels.