NOFIMA reports on genetic interactions and sea lice

Earlier this year, The Norwegian Fishery and Aquaculture Industry Research Fund (FHF) commissioned The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (NOFIMA) and The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), to review available scientific documentation on the subject on escaped salmon, genetic interaction, sea lice and its effects on wild North Atlantic salmon. The main conclusion of these reports, based on data with specific relevance to Norway, is that most assertions on these topics have insufficient scientific basis.

The December edition of our Aquaculture Europe magazine has a short article sumarising these two NOFIMA reports

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See the full NOFIMA report "A review of the genetic influences from escaped farmed salmon on wild Atlantic salmon populations" by Jacq et al.

See the full NOFIMA report "A review of the factual basis of interactions between farmed and wild salmon as it applies to salmon lice" by Van Nes et al.

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