Fish Farmer : 2019-11-05

Meeting Of Minds : 57 : 57

Meeting Of Minds

Meeting of minds oving offshore As the demand for farmed fish con nues to grow glo all , and man inshore sites are alread occupied there is an increasing need to search for new loca ons ohn Whelan from the cottish Associa on for Darine cience AD , working with colla orators at Dowi and Darine cotland cience, is aiming to forecast a undances of sea lice around individual farms dhe stud , s ll in its earl stages, will use mathema cal models to simulate the various stages of sea lice com ined with details of the local condi ons which drive the dispersal of uvenile lice dhe pro ect will com ine computer generated data with o serva ons at farms to make predic ons and hence aid management of the sea lice pro lem n a parallel stud , dhomas Adams, also from AD , and his colleagues from the hniversi es of xeter and rling, are using computer models and other studies to test a range of sites characteri­sing the ph sical environmen­t within their computer programmes, the can look at the variet of condi ons the poten al farms might experience, including evalua ng the h drograph of sites and predic ng wave heights and the risks the present to working the farms in the real world ee page for more on this pro ect ,ow sea lice larvae disperse and connect etween di erent a uaculture areas around the cottish coast has een the su ect of another research pro ect, undertaken Darine cience cotland and the Ea onal Kceanograp­h entre, Wroudman o far, the work is showing that following the prevailing circula on, there is a general northward ow of larvae from the mainland farms, so some of these areas are net exporters of dri ing sea lice larvae dhe net receivers are predicted to e the north west coast and the east of the Western sles Armed with this kind of informa on, regulators and industr should e a le to ad ust the areas and loca ons of farms to avoid the dri ing larvae and hence minimise the risk of infesta on and diseases, leading to sustaina le growth of cottish a uaculture Precision Phenotypin­g Broodstock Management World-class Laboratori­es Genetic Solutions for Aquacultur­e Providing specialist genetics support to the aquacultur­e industry worldwide. your expert genetics partner 57 www.fishfarmer­ “ t was not so much gradual temperatur­e rise that might cause di cul es, ut the fre uenc of extremes” tudies Whilip illi rand Dowi used models that rought together ears of data from the east coast of ewis and ,arris and the wider och innhe arval dependence on temperatur­es and salini es and ver cal swimming ehaviour over a da pelagic life span were included in representi­ng how the par cles’ which represent larvae in the model ehaved Werhaps as expected, there is high connec vit

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