Can algae act as a "shield" against sea lice?

(12/06/18)

Researchers in Norway are investigating whether diets containing microalgae can make salmon more resistant to sea lice.

The researchers, from Nofima and UiT The Arctic University of Norway, have been tasked by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF) to investigating whether algal oil helps act as a shield against lice.

A diet containing Arctic algae could help to protect salmon from sea lice
A diet containing Arctic algae could help to protect salmon from sea lice

“Briefly stated, we are testing whether sea lice infestations can be reduced if the fish are fed using selected Arctic microalgae, which are produced using residual heat and.....................................................


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