For North Norway and Salaks, the challenge with salmon louse is not as extensive as other areas along the coast. This is due to the low water temperatures. However, we do different measures to prevent and treat to get the number of louse equal to zero. At each location, the fish are checked for possible salmon louce in accordance with established routines from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. If necessary, the fish is treated against louse.
Salmon breeders must pick the louse on a representative range of salmon from the entire fishing facility every week. The figures are reported and are available for public inspection.
Public inspection of salmon louse, treatment and fish diseases at fish farms
On June 22, 2016, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, in collaboration with Barentswatch, launched a new map tool service that shows weekly overview of salmon louse, treatment and fish diseases at all breeding sites along the Norwegian coast. The service is available to all. Through an interactive map, you will receive a weekly overview of salmon louse, measures against salmon louse and diseases. In addition, you get information about the companies and the type of permission they have. The online service displays updated data as they come in daily, with the option to scroll backwards per week until 2012.