The Marine Institute has said 2014 has been a “challenging” year for controlling sea lice on fish farms. Levels had been “very high” on certain sites, but “low” during the critical period in spring when wild salmon were migrating, it said. The institute was responding to criticism of this year’s levels by the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA), which noted that there had been 39 breaches on Irish farms of lice levels set by the institute in the first 10 months of this year.
Irish Times, 01/12/14. Read the full article ‘39 breaches on Irish fish farms criticised by NGO‘.