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Ecological effects of sea lice treatment agents (DETR and subsequent Defra CGMP contribution) - CB01004

The objective of this research is to determine the ecological effects in the marine enviornment of the use of sealice treatment medicines on salmon farms. The results will have relevance to the regulators of medicine use in the marine environment in the setting of safe ecological quality standards while allowing use of these medicines to maintain fish health. The results will be disseminated primarily via the peer-reviewed scientific literature but also in a variety of more accessible formats so that they become widely available to the public. The project is jointly funded by a number of organisations including DEFRA CGMP Division and Veterinary Medicines Directorate), Scottish Executive, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Project Documents
• Final Report : The ecological effects of sea lice treatment agents   (23k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2004

Cost: £333,050
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Environmental Protection              
Fish Disease              
Hazardous substances              
Marine Impacts              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology