PBS interviews Eddy, Bouchard about aquaculture sustainability

PBS interviewed Steve Eddy, director of the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, and Deborah Bouchard, director of the university’s Aquaculture Research Institute, about new ways to make the industry more sustainable. Eddy discussed using lumpfish to remove sea lice from farmed salmon, as opposed to expensive showers to wash fish from boats. He said “as the salmon swim by and the sea lice start becoming a problem, they will dart out and pluck that sea louse right off of the salmon’s back and eat it.” Bouchard spoke about creating more sustainable fish food. “Fish meal is more complicated than just the protein you’re putting in it,” she said.