Journal article

Predicting the effectiveness of depth-based technologies to prevent salmon lice infection using a dispersal model

Francisca Samsing, Ingrid Johnsen, Lars Helge Stien, Frode Oppedal, Jon Albretsen, Lars Asplin, Tim Dempster

Preventive Veterinary Medicine | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Research Council of Norway

Awarded by Norwegian Seafood Fund

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the Norwegian Directory of Fisheries for providing observed currents used for model validation and the Food Authorities for providing all farmed data. Funding was provided by the Research Council of Norway through the Havbruk program to project No 14567 'Regional lice assessment - towards a model based management system.'The snorkel cage principle emerged and developed within the Norwegian Research Council funded (50%): Centre for Research-based Innovation in Aquaculture technology CREATE (2007-2014) where a range of industry partners participated ( with in kind or cash contributions (50%). Taking the principle further and trying to provide "proof of concept" at industry-scale was funded by the Norwegian Seafood Fund ( as project no 900884, 2013-2016 ( In addition, the snorkel material itself (tarpaulin, net roof, floaters, structures) was provided by the supplier Egersund Net without cost.