banner

Taskforce salmon lice

Taskforce salmon lice

– spread and infection mechanisms of sea lice in sea based aquaculture and wild populations of salmonids

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

Disse tiltakene kan forsinke luseangrep på oppdrettslaks - forskning.no, Universitetsavisa and ScienceNorway

Article by Taskforce salmon lice in NFExpert 2020/1 (pp. 20-24)

Lone S. Jevne participated in "Forsker Grand Prix"

Stiller spørsmål ved effekten av luseskjørt

Brakklegging har effekt på lusenivået

Med hjerte for havet - Maria Gaasø

NTNU Bridge - Bridge-historier - Lone S. Jevne

- Næringen har bedre kontroll på lakselusa

Dette gir ny kunnskap om både lakselus og skottelus

- Mer luselarver på innsiden av merda

Kartlegger lakselusens sesongutvikling 

Starter operativ fase i Taskforce lakselus

Oppdrettere betaler 50 mill for å få vite mer om lakselusa

På lag mot lakselusa

I gang med luseforskningen

Krafttak mot lakselus

Går sammen om å fjerne lakselus


Scientific publications

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

Guragain P., Sporsheim B., Skjesol A., Båtnes A. S., Olsen Y., Bones A. M., and Winge P. (2020) Phenylalanine hydroxylase RNAi knockdown negatively affects larval development, molting and swimming performance of salmon lice. Frontiers in Marine Science. Link 

Jevne, L. S., Guttu, M., Båtnes, A. S., Olsen, Y., Reitan, K. I. (2021) Planktonic and Parasitic Sea Lice Abundance on Three Commercial Salmon Farms in Norway Throughout a Production Cycle. Frontiers in Marine Science. Link

Guragain P, Tkachov M, Båtnes AS, Olsen Y, Winge P and Bones AM (2021) Principles and Methods of Counteracting Harmful Salmon–Arthropod Interactions in Salmon Farming: Addressing Possibilities, Limitations, and Future Options. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8:701793. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.701793


Our project partners:

Contacts

Contacts

News

News

 

Newsletter 1-2021

Newsletter 2-2020

Newsletter 1-2020

Newsletter 3-2019

Newsletter 2-2019

Newsletter 1-2019

Newsletter 1-2018

Newsletter 2-2017

Newsletter 1-2017

 

Students finished in 2021:

Astrid Marie Tonstad, Nicolas Sperre, Preben Røstad Antonsen, Marit Nersten, Camilla Karlsen and Narve Nikolai Opsahl

Students finished in 2020:

PhD student: Lone Sunniva Jevne

Master students: Maria Gaasø, Elisabeth Fotland, Inge Hoven Brakestad, and Rebekka Andersen

Master students finished in 2019:

Øystein Vågen DimmenJørgen Andreas Åm Vatn, Elisabeth BørsetLive Forfang Bjørnstad & Maria Arild Solstad, and Margrét Baldursdóttir Alsvik

Master student finished in 2018:

Juan Carlos Torres Puerto

Master students finished in 2017:

Margrete Slåtsve Øvrelid and Henriette Ingebrigtsen