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#1 Chris Plumb

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:23 AM

being bred to feed off sea lice.

 

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Probably just encourage even more intensive salmon farming if it works!

 

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:46 AM

The idea has been around for a long time, but it looks like there is a new commercial operation breeding them.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 03:47 PM

The idea has been around for a long time, but it looks like there is a new commercial operation breeding them.

:clap3:  They used to import wrasse from the south coast to do the job but obviously they've got specialist wrasse to do the job now. All they need to clean their act up now is to find something to eat all the poo mountains under the nets.  :clap3:



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:31 PM

Whilst they are not specialist "cleaners", (perhaps "opportunist cleaners" would be more accurate) increased numbers of Goldsinney and Corkwing wrasse around salmon breeding cages have been a feature for some time - an example being at Furnace Pier.  




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Posted 17 August 2015 - 09:26 AM

Usually plenty of coalies in the cages too, helping themselves to the pellets - I'm told that what happens to these when the cages are emptied is a perk of the job.

Not sure I would want to be a small fish in a salmon cage.