Effect of Netting Materials on Fouling and Parasite Egg Loading on Offshore Net Pens in Hawaii

Parasitic skin flukes, primarily Capsalid Monogeneans, Benedenia sp. and Neobenedenia sp. are a scourge to the marine aquaculture industry worldwide. These parasites infect a wide range of hosts in tropical and temperate waters, causing immediate irritation and stress to the animal and, if levels are left unchecked, can lead to bacterial infections and eventual death. … Continue reading Effect of Netting Materials on Fouling and Parasite Egg Loading on Offshore Net Pens in Hawaii