Animal health giants have sea lice in their crosshairs

Lisa Duchene

Alltech, Benchmark Holdings addressing farmed salmon’s primary pest from different angles Sea lice attracted to salmon (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) are a costly nuisance to the aquaculture industry, estimated at $1 billion a year. Shutterstock image. Sea lice may be tiny creatures, the size of a green pea, but they cause enormous problems for farmed salmon. Latching…

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  • Lisa Duchene

    Lisa Duchene

    Lisa Duchene has reported on the marine environment for two decades. She is a business-environment writer in central Pennsylvania. Lisaduchene.com.