Scottish salmon farm sea lice reporting – March 2018

The health and welfare of farmed salmon is of paramount importance to Scottish salmon producers and the industry works hard to keep lice levels as low as possible.

The table below indicates that overall industry lice average for March 2018 was 0.34 adult female lice per salmon. Lice levels are the lowest they have been since July 2013. The latest data shows continuing improvement in lice management in the industry and the underlying trend for lice remains downwards.

Lice averages – Mar 2018