effects of salmon lice on individual fish, both in the laboratory and the field, to analyses of their impacts on populations
in the wild. In sum, the combined knowledge from the reviewed studies provides evidence of a general and pervasive
negative effect of salmon lice on sea trout populations, especially in intensively farmed areas. The effects induced by elevated salmon lice levels inevitably imply a reduction in numbers and body size of sea trout returning to freshwater for spawning, affecting the local population dynamic and recreational and commercial fisheries in the most impacted areas.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Effects of salmon lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) on sea trout (Salmo trutta) popualtions from the NE Atlantic coast
|Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia
|Published - Dec 2015