Taskforce sea lice - NTNU Oceans
Taskforce salmon lice
Taskforce salmon lice
Taskforce salmon lice is a R&D project organised as a PhD program at NTNU. The overall objective of the program is to establish fundamental knowledge on how sea lice infest farmed salmon and the mechanisms of how the parasites spread within and between farmed and wild populations of salmonids.
The general research strategy is to establish knowledge based on ecological, metabolic and molecular/genetic methods to characterise interactions between parasite and host (sea lice and salmonids).
The program is organised in three areas:
- Internal infection of sea lice within and between salmon farms
- Interactions between farmed and wild salmonids
- Infestation mechanisms and genetic tracing
The project consists of three parts: one part funded by aquaculture companies in Mid-Norway, one funded by FHF, and one by NTNU.
Taskforce salmon lice in media
Misund, A. U. (2019). From a natural occurring parasitic organism to a management object: Historical perceptions and discourses related to salmon lice in Norway. Marine Policy, 99, 400-406. Link
Jevne, L. S., & Reitan, K. I. (2019). How are the salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis Kroyer, 1837) in Atlantic salmon farming affected by different control efforts: A case study of an intensive production area with coordinated production cycles and changing delousing practices in 2013-2018. Journal of Fish Diseases, 42(11), 1573-1586. Link
Jevne, L. S., Øvrelid, M. S., Hagemann, A., Bloecher, N., Steinhovden, K. B., Båtnes, A. S., Olsen, Y., Reitan, K. I. (2020). Biofouling on Salmon Pen Nets and Cleaner Fish Shelters Does Not Harbor Planktonic Stages of Sea Lice. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7(727). Link
Our project partners:
Prashanna Guragain PhD Candidate+47-73559103 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Biology
Maria Guttu PhD Candidate+47-95905526 email@example.com Department of Biology
Ane Vigdisdatter Nytrø PhD Candidateane.firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Biology
Stine Østerhus PhD Candidatestine.email@example.com Department of Biology
Students finished in 2020:
PhD student: Lone Sunniva Jevne
Master students: Maria Gaasø, Elisabeth Fotland, and Inge Hoven Brakestad
Master student finished in 2018: Juan Carlos Torres Puerto