Sea Lice Identification/Enumeration

BC CAHS has the in-house expertise and equipment required to monitor sea lice loads. Fish are examined for life stages of two species of lice:

  • Lepeophtheirus salmonis (L. salmonis), which is most commonly found on salmon in the ocean;
  • Caligus clemensi, which is found on many different fish species in the ocean;

BC CAHS has, in the past, performed sea lice and fish health audits, as described here.

Please contact us for more information about this service, and sample requirements.