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Lumpsuckers and Salmon Farming

 

Lumpsuckers by Debbie Kay

One of the largest criticisms against salmon farms has been about the methods used to keep large populations of salmon that are densely packed as clean and parasite-free as possible.  Chemical methods, antibiotics and placing pens in areas of high flow to flush the problems downstream are all solutions. These have been used, but have had a number of critics.  Others have tried to use tropical cleaner fish like wrasse to try and keep salmon clean. However, they struggle in the cold water required for salmon.  But, wrasse are not the only cleaner fish out there. Therefore fish farmers are turning to a more northerly creature as a potential solution to farming parasites:  the lumpsucker. Continue reading Lumpsuckers and Salmon Farming

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