Bolder lumpfish found to be more-effective salmon cleaners

Adam Brooker, University of Stirling.

Studying the deployment and efficacy of lumpfish in cleaning sea lice off Atlantic salmon, University of Stirling Research Fellow Adam Brooker said his research shows personality matters.

Across the globe, millions of lumpfish are deployed annually to as aids in the management of the ongoing scourge of sea lice.

The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre’s International Lumpfish Conference in Inverness, Scotland, in December 2022, which included around 70 representatives of aquaculture companies, feed producers, fish health experts, academics, and researchers, encouraged knowledge-sharing on issues surrounding lumpfish health and welfare, broodstock, nutrition, rearing, and deployment.

Speaking at the conference, Brooker said bolder lumpfish perform ... 

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