This page is focused on public reporting for the aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador as per Aquaculture Policy 17.
Reporting of naturally occurring sea lice parasites will commence in the Spring of 2021. Sea lice monitoring is an important component of our fish healthcare routine. However, during the Winter months when water temperatures are low, sea lice sampling is temporarily suspended to limit fish handling.
Sea lice are naturally occurring parasites in the marine environment. Industry, with government regulatory oversight, and support of researchers, monitor sea lice regularly to ensure the highest standard of health and welfare is maintained for our animals at all times.