Consortium between Scotland and Norway successfully trials new sea lice treatment
A multinational consortium has successfully completed environmental trials for a sea lice treatment concept at a Scottish Sea Farms site in Shetland, Scotland.
The new trial treatment is from BREEZE, a collaboration between Norway and Scotland, which brought together technology developer Pulcea, veterinary services and systems provider AquaPharma, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Driven by increasing resistance of sea lice to existing treatments, a growing demand for treatment methods with minimal environmental impact, and increased consumer awareness of fish welfare, BREEZE uses existing hydrogen peroxide (oxygenated water) bath treatments paired with sonic technology …
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