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- Aaen, Stian Mørch; Helgesen, Kari Olli; Bakke, Marit Jørgensen; Kaur, Kiranpreet; Horsberg, Tor Einar
- Trends in parasitology 2015 v.31 no.2 pp. 72-81
- Caligidae; Salmonidae; aquaculture; drug resistance; ectoparasites; farmed fish; farms; lice infestations; morbidity; smolts
- ... Sea lice are copepod ectoparasites with vast reproductive potential and affect a wide variety of fish species. The number of parasites causing morbidity is proportional to fish size. Natural low host density restricts massive parasite dispersal. However, expanded salmon farming has shifted the conditions in favor of the parasite. Salmon farms are often situated near wild salmonid migrating routes, ...