Lice From Fish Farms Killing Wild Salmon

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 2, 2006   View Article

Clouds of sea lice billowing from fish farms infect and kill up to 95 percent of the wild juvenile salmon that swim past the farms on the way out to sea, according to a new study.

The finding is further evidence that aquaculture—the practice of raising fish in underwater cages or nets or in tanks—is dangerous to wild fish populations, according to the researchers.

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