Cleaner Fish: Biology rearing and farm deployment
This course gives an introduction to sea lice, the importance of control systems and management of them, describe the biology of wrasse, methods for rearing wrasse and for deployment, a review of the biology of lumpfish, rearing protocols for lumpfish and deployment methods, cleaner fish application in a number of countries, future expansion to other fish species, an examination of research requirements, and the economics of sea lice control and management systems.
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Wrasse species, biology, reproduction, diet and fisheries
Rearing ballan wrasse
Wrasse deployment in salmon pens
The biology of lumpfish (lumpsucker) Cyclopterus lumpus
Lumpfish health, welfare, transport and regulation
Deployment of lumpfish in salmon pens
Cleaner fish around the world
The cleaner fish business now and in the future
Cleaner fish concluding module
Features and Benefits
Improved use, efficacy and welfare/sustainability of cleaner fish deployment.
Improved welfare and indicating welfare indices measurement, reducing losses, optimising husbandry protocols, good vaccination and health management.
Learn the measures to conserve and manage fisheries and measure the abundance of wild cleaner fish.
Understand good practice transport techniques, the best nutrition, improving the stocking and management of cleaner fish in pens and promoting best stocking timing
Identify bottlenecks to production and deployment and how to alleviate these alongside improved practices.
Cleaner fish use is part of an IPM approach to sea lice management and this course helps to provide support and guidance on best practice.