Fluorolice

To improve the ability to combat salmon lice, it is necessary to know the prevalence and density of sea lice. Generally, such studies are done by taking plankton samples and identifying lice from the samples by studying these through magnifying glasses. This is time-consuming work because the number of lice is so small compared to the number of other creatures in the ocean. Therefore, it is very limited how many samples can be
taken.

Fluorolice is a collaboration between Havforskningen, Marine Scotland Science, the University of Stirling, OptoScale and Fiskaaling. The aim is to develop a method for identifying salmon lice and saithe lice by using fluorescent light to improve the possibilities of acquiring basic knowledge about sea lice.

 

Contact person: Gunnvør á Norði, head of department