Novel sea lice vaccine research progresses

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New funding from the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre will help develop a solution to one of aquaculture perennial challenges

A team of experts investigating the potential of a vaccination against sea lice has secured funding to take its research to the next stage.

Partners from the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture, AQUATRECK Animal Health SL and Moredun Scientific have been awarded almost GBP 50,000 from the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), following promising findings of an initial proof-of-concept phase which concluded last year. The global cost of protecting, managing and treating salmon affected by sea lice is estimated at up to $1 billion per year.

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