Counting the true cost of combatting sea lice

(08/21/19)

How the recent proliferation of sea lice, and new methods for ensuing salmon are not infested with them, is driving up the cost of Norwegian salmon production was the subject of a compelling talk at Aqua Nor yesterday.

Part of Benchmark’s “Aquaculture fit for the future” seminar, the talk by Audun Iversen of Nofima gave a detailed breakdown of why sea lice were costing Norway's salmon sector 5 billion kroner (£460 million) – a figure higher than many people imagined - a year.

Iversen noted that production costs are increasing and, given that little of this is due to feed cost, "much of this....................................................................


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