Addressing environmental and health challenges, particularly sea lice and gill disease

Scaling up the use of cleaner fish

Increasing harvest volumes and reducing reliance on medicinal controls, helping create jobs and improve public perception

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Developing diagnostic techniques for assessing fish health

Introducing a cheaper, faster method of monitoring and informing fish health practitioners on the health and welfare of their fish

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Improving cleaner fish vaccination

Improving the survivability and efficacy of cleaner fish, with the potential for further adaptations to be used on other farmed species

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Establishing a sustainable supply and optimal deployment of lumpsuckers

Developing protocols, identifying potential new products and increasing industry understanding

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Enhancing the health and welfare of lumpfish

Increasing understanding of the use and performance of cleaner fish in farmed environments

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Exploring ultrasound-based technology for salmon delousing

An effective, non-medicinal approach to controlling the incidence of sea lice on Scotland’s salmon farms

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Exploring the risk factors for Saprolegniosis outbreaks in salmon farms

Increasing understanding of Saprolegnia and its causative factors, improving fish health and welfare, and growing production volumes

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