The drivers of sea lice management policies and how best to integrate them into a risk management strategy: An ecosystem approach to sea lice management.
Responses DPSIR approach
integrated sea lice management
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
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AbstractThe control of sea lice infestations on cultivated Atlantic salmon is a major issue in many regions of the world. The numerous drivers which shape the priorities and objectives of the control strategies vary for different regions/jurisdictions. These range from the animal welfare and economic priorities of the producers, to the mitigation of any potential impacts on wild stocks. Veterinary ethics, environmental impacts of therapeutants, and impacts for organic certification of the produce are, amongst others, additional sets of factors which should be considered. Current best practice in both EU and international environmental law advocates a holistic ecosystem approach to assessment of impacts and risks. The issues of biosecurity and ethics, including the impacts on the stocks of species used as cleaner fish, are areas for inclusion in such a holistic ecosystem assessment. The Drivers, Pressures, State, Impacts, Responses (DPSIR) process is examined as a decision-making framework and potential applications to sea lice management are outlined. It is argued that this is required to underpin any integrated sea lice management (ISLM) strategy to balance pressures and outcomes and ensure a holistic approach to managing the issue of sea lice infestations on farmed stock on a medium to long-term basis.
DescriptionPeer-reviewed. © 2017 The Authors. Journal of Fish Diseases Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
CitationJackson, D., Moberg, O., Stenevik Djupevåg, E. M., Kane, F., & Hareide, H. (2018). The drivers of sea lice management policies and how best to integrate them into a risk management strategy: An ecosystem approach to sea lice management. Journal of fish diseases, 41(6), 927-933.
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