Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has been accurately described as a combination of common sense and scientific principles.
The international salmon farming industry has evolved and implemented local IPM strategies to successfully control ubiquitous external parasites such as Lepeophtheirus salmonis where eradication of the source pest is impossible due to the hosts contained within nearby wild fish populations.
This broad based use of all available salmon protection methods discourages the development of pest populations to harmful levels, and it keeps the use of medicines and other interventions to levels that are economically and ecologically justifiable.
To remain effective against an evolving threat any IPM management strategy has to be continually updated as and when new technology and practices become available.
Such updates have to be fully consistent with the aims and objectives of local environmental regulators. Effective dialogue and subsequent management of agreed standards are therefore essential prerequisites for successful control.
Nevis Marine can assist you in successfully introducing new components into an established IPM strategy.
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