Feasibility study of the use of autofluorescence for distinguishing sea lice, lepeophtheirus salmonis.

Josefine Holm Nielsen*, Christian Pedersen, Thomas Kiørboe, Thomas Nikolajsen, Mikkel Brydegaard, Peter John Rodrigo

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Abstract

Sea lice of the species Lepeophtheirus salmonis, are marine ectoparasites on salmon. It is estimated that it costs the salmon farming industry €300 million yearly due to control, treatment of the lice, as well as reduced growth and health of infected fish. Though treatment and monitoring are primarily targeted towards the adult parasitic life stages of the salmon lice, real-time knowledge of abundance and distribution of the free swimming larval stages has the potential to improve treatment planning, and validate mathematical life cycle and spread models.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2nd International Scientific Conference in Aquatic Animal Epidemiology - Amari Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Thailand
Duration: 4 Nov 20196 Nov 2019
https://www.aquaepi2019.com/

Conference

Conference2nd International Scientific Conference in Aquatic Animal Epidemiology
LocationAmari Hua Hin
CountryThailand
CityHua Hin
Period04/11/201906/11/2019
Internet address

Keywords

  • Autofluorescence
  • Monitoring
  • Sea lice

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Nielsen, J. H., Pedersen, C., Kiørboe, T., Nikolajsen, T., Brydegaard, M., & Rodrigo, P. J. (2020). Feasibility study of the use of autofluorescence for distinguishing sea lice, lepeophtheirus salmonis.. Abstract from 2nd International Scientific Conference in Aquatic Animal Epidemiology, Hua Hin, Thailand.