Funding secured for cleaner fish vaccination project

Research into the optimal formulation and delivery of vaccines to safeguard ballan wrasse from bacterial disease has been given a funding boost following a successful first phase. Researchers hope the project could lead to greater use of the cleaner fish to control sea lice on salmon farms. A consortium of UK academics and aquaculture partners…

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Controls over wild wrasse harvesting imposed

The Scottish Government has announced mandatory controls over the harvesting of wild wrasse for managing sea lice in the salmon farming industry. Fishers will have to meet certain criteria, show they have an appropriate relationship with an aquaculture business and have a proven track record to obtain a permit for harvesting wild wrasse. The measures…

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