Bioemitter proves effective on salmon worms Published: 14 August, 2007
TRIALS in Harris, Scotland between Global Bioenergetics and Fjord
Seafood Scotland,to see if the Bioemitter system could be effective in treating Atlantic salmon tapeworms (Eubothrium sp.) have shown positive results.
The Bioemitter system is already proven to be effective in eliminating seal lice in salmon cages. The results of the field trial showed that total worm weight dropped by 63%, with the average percentage of worms in total body weight of the fish also dropping from 2.1% (prior to
trial) to 0.6% four weeks after deploying the Bioemitters.
This could be a major breakthrough for the treatment of worms in fish, because it is not dependent on the fish feeding. The technology also means that farmers can treat the problem without chemical intervention.
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