Commercial Salmon Farmers in Norway Lock Out Diseases Without Antibiotics

Fisheries are now looking at ways to secure and lock out contaminates from commercial fish farms without using antibiotics to regulate the health of the fish.

Throughout the past century global fishery organisation have been developing strategies and solutions for how to feed the growing demands of the international community need for fresh healthy fish.

It no longer makes sense for commercial fisherman to go out to sea to catch wild salmon and tuna, due to the rapid decline in population of these fish in the wild. For the past twenty years fish farms have become more and more common place in the landscape of commercial fishing.

Many benefits come from fish farms. One major benefit is the ability of the fish company to predict & forecast a seasons harvesting of fish, which result in greater yield per season and greater profits.

This may seem a very straight forward transition from ocean fishing to moving into commercial farm. However they soon discovered that when growing large amounts of fish in close quarters disease begins to ravage within the confounds of the farm. The solutions up until recently was the active use of antibiotics to prevent sickness in the fish. However only recently we have woken up to the destructive effects of over usage of antibiotics and research groups such as the scientists in Norway have now commenced the development of other methods to treat fish from diseases.

The Norwegian scientists who have innovated these methods are being applauded by their contemporaries as being the – locksmith to the health of commercial fishing.