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Website Highlights Sea Lice Findings

FIS, the website of the international Fish & Information Services, reported on the findings by UMaine Professor Ian Bricknell and postdoctoral researcher Sally Molloy of the School of Marine Sciences that mussels eat a larval stage of the invasive sea louse, which has affected farmed salmon in Maine and elsewhere. Molloy commented on the research as it relates to the advancement of integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA), a concept which lowers the environmental impacts of commercial aquaculture by combining species which are fed, such as salmon, with species which extract nutrients from the water, such as mussels.

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