The Facts

Scientific Studies and Research Reference

In a recent study held (Norway) it was found that an annual loss of 50,000 adult wild Atlantic salmon in Norwegian rivers were due to sea lice. Sea lice from salmon farms are identified as one of the two largest threats to wild salmon in Norway. 

  1. Inland Fisheries Ireland Fact Sheet on the Impact of Salmon Farms on Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Stocks
  2. Consumption advisories of salmon based on risk of cancer and noncancer health effects
  3. Impacts of salmon lice emanating from salmon farms on wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout
  4. Mortality and reduced photosynthetic performance in sugar kelp Saccharina latissima caused by the salmon-lice therapeutant hydrogen peroxide
  5. Aquaculture and environmental drivers of salmon lice infestation and body condition in sea trout
  6. A longitudinal study of amoebic gill disease on a marine Atlantic salmon farm utilising a real-time PCR assay for the detection of Neoparamoeba perurans
  7. Summary Report on 2016 Residue Monitoring of Irish Farmed Finfish

Educational Animation
Thanks to Watershed Watch Salmon Society for animation. The video outlines the plight of pink salmon in British Columbia however the same issues face Irish Atlantic salmon and sea trout off the Irish coast.