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Sea lice infestation of salmonids in Chile between 2011 and 2017: Use of regulatory data to describe characteristics and identify risk factors

E Zalcman, A Burroughs, A Meyer, A Hillman, R Sadler, B Madin, C Mackenzie, MP Ward, M Stevenson, J Happold, J Hutchison, AL Gallardo Lagno, A Cameron, B Cowled

Aquaculture | Published : 2021


Sea lice infestation is a chronic production issue for the majority of salmonid farming industries worldwide. In Chile, Caligus rogercresseyi is the main sea lice species of concern. It is associated with poor welfare, reduced productivity, high treatment and management costs, and increased susceptibility to other diseases within the salmonid aquaculture industry. In response to increasing sea lice abundance, the Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura (‘Sernapesca’, the Chilean National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service) implemented an official national surveillance program for C. rogercresseyi in 2007. Epidemiological studies were conducted in the early stages of this program and describe..

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