Weekly sea lice statistics

Scottish Sea Lice Statistics: updated weekly

Has Scottish Government done anything this week to limit the impact of sea lice on wild fish?

In the event that a farm is registering very high sea lice levels the Scottish government can take certain actions, such as issuing an advisory letter to the farm in question.

WEEK 17: The Scottish Government have not taken any action this week.

Farm with highest sea lice (average per fish)

Salmon farm: Camus Glas

Salmon farm company: Mowi Ltd

Location: Loch Sunart, West Highlands

Lice number: 4.01 lice per fish

District Salmon Fisheries Board*: Lochaber

*District Salmon Fisheries Board's are statutory bodies tasked with protecting and enhancing stocks of salmon and sea trout within their districts. 

The average number of adult female sea lice (AFSL) reported on every farm in Scotland since legislation required it to be publicly reported.
The average number of adult female sea lice (AFSL) reported on every farm in Scotland since legislation required it to be publicly reported.

Proportion of farms in breach of Code of Good practice

% in breach: 12.3%

% with no data: 16.8%

Farms in Breach of Scottish Government lice limits

Above 2 sea lice per fish: 6 farms

Above 6 sea lice per fish: 0 farms

Company with the highest average lice levels

Company name: Kames Fish Farming Ltd

Number of farms: 5

Farm with most weeks in breach

Shuna Castle, Kames Fish Farming Ltd

Location: Loch Melfort, Argyll

Number of weeks in breach: 39