Study Discovers Bias in Lice Counts on Farmed Salmon When Done by Farm Operators
Mandatory self-monitoring can save taxpayers money, but a study out of Simon Fraser University found bias in the routine counting of sea-lice on farmed salmon in pens off the coast of British Columbia.
The scientists found that industry's monthly counts two species of sea-lice are underestimated significantly. Canada's federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans found the numbers increased by a factor of nearly 2 for one species of lice and just over a factor of 1 (in other words, doubling the amount) for ...
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