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Hype around sea lice overblown; more research required to determine impact on Pacific salmon

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Pacific salmon may be more resistant to sea lice than their Atlantic counterparts and more research is needed to determine if sea lice found in fish farms are impacting wild salmon, says a new study, released today by The Fraser Institute.

The study concludes that it remains important that sea lice are monitored on farmed and wild salmon until the relationship is better understood.

But until these questions are answered, state the authors, conclusions cannot be drawn that sea lice found in salmon farms are significantly impacting wild Pacific salmon.

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To contact the author please email Kevin Butterworth: kevingb@interchange.ubc.ca

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