Salmon Farms: Sea Lice and Wild Salmon
Entry ID: WW_salmonfarms

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Abstract: This paper examines the risk of salmon farm-source sea lice infesting wild

Two principal questions are considered:

To what extent do salmon farm infestations of sea lice spread to wild salmon
stocks and Is government dealing with those risks in an appropriate manner.
The paper sketches the biology and natural history of the sea louse,
Lepeophtheirus salmonis, its parasitic relationship to salmonids and the
resulting effects of infection on salmon, summarizes the recorded occurrences
of sea lice outbreaks, or epizzotics, evaluates the pros and cons of various
treatments, and makes several recommendations.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 87.61   S: 37.3   E: -48.11   W: -145.27

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. Diane Urban
Dataset Title: Salmon Farms: Sea Lice and Wild Salmon
Dataset Release Date: December, 2001
Dataset Release Place: British Columbia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Watershed Watch
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Watershed Watch Salmon Society Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 604.936.9474
Fax: 604.936.5150
Email: wwss at
Contact Address:
Watershed Watch
1037 Madore Avenue, Coquitlam
City: British Columbia
Postal Code: V3K 3B7
Country: CANADA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-11-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-11-29
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