Sea lice infestations tripled in last three years – Marine Harvest Report

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Sea lice infestations on Irish salmon farm sites are continuing to increase, in spite of Minister Simon Coveney’s reassurances that ‘the sea lice issue is no longer significant’.

The 2012 Marine Harvest Annual Report shows that Ireland’s largest operator of salmon farms has seen the number of sites exceeding the Government’s ‘Trigger Treatment Level’ for sea lice increase from 6% in 2010 to 13% in 2011 to 20% in 2012.

Read more of this Friends of the Irish Environment press release, 4 August 2013