Influence of body condition on the population dynamics of Atlantic salmon with consideration of the potential impact of sea lice.
J Fish Dis 2017 Nov 21. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.
Atlantic salmon Salmo salar is an iconic species of high conservation and economic importance. At sea, individuals typically are subject to sea lice infestation, which can have detrimental effects on their host. Over recent decades, the body condition and marine survival in NE Atlantic stocks have generally decreased, reflected in fewer adults returning to rivers, which is partly attributable to sea lice. Read More