Sea Lice and Juvenile Salmon Program

This project has been monitoring the relationship between sea lice, wild juvenile salmon and salmon farms for over 17 years. It represents the longest continuous data-set in the world related to sea lice levels on juvenile salmon near salmon farms, and is the only project of its kind in the Broughton region. Over the years, findings from this study have been published in various peer-reviewed journals and have contributed to improved parasite management on farms. Ongoing monitoring has proven extremely valuable for capturing the efficacy of treatment protocols over time in the context of environmental change.

In alignment with our commitment to open data, the full data-set is available online.

Associated Publications

Sea Lice Report 2017

Sea Lice Report 2016

Bateman, A.W., S.J. Peacock, B. Connors, Z. Polk, D. Berg, M. Krkošek, and A. Morton. 2016. Recent failure to control sea louse outbreaks on salmon in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: 1-9. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0122. PDF

View our complete list of publications for many more articles based on sea lice research conducted at Salmon Coast.