Sea Lice Monitoring
Post Smolt Sweep Netting
The post smolt sites are chosen to include sites that are connected to the Area Management Agreements and also to incorporate controlled sites located around the island out with the AMA areas, or at the very least in non fish farm areas.
The overall objective of this initiative is to improve the health of wild and farmed fish stocks through the development of Area Management Agreements (AMAs) in coastal and inland waters. Burdens of sea lice greater than 30 are deemed fatal to smolts.
The post smolt surveys are carried out at several locations throughout the Outer Hebrides. To view survey locations - click the links below:
Images courtesy of Derek Mackinnon Photography