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Professor Ross Houston is among the experts due to speak at Sealice Online today. Photo: FFE.
Professor Ross Houston is among the experts due to speak at Sealice Online today. Photo: FFE.

Aquaculture genetics expert Professor Ross Houston will be among the speakers making presentations in the final session of the Sealice Online conference this afternoon.

Houston, based at Edinburgh University’s Roslin Institute, will give a talk entitled “Genetic selection – the ultimate green approach”.

The topic for the session is “Expanding options for integrated pest management: improved tools for a sustainable future”.

The other speakers are:

  • Ketil Rykhus, veterinarian and external relations chief for Norwegian salmon farmer SinkabergHansen AS, whose talk is called “Reducing sea lice through new production approaches”;
  • Dr Tróndur J Kragesteen, an engineer with Faroe Islands aquaculture research organisation Fiskaaling, which has organised the online conference. His talk is entitled “Modelling and epidemiology: Managing and evaluating strategies”;
  • Professor Tor E Horsberg, from the pharmacology unit of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), whose presentation is “Veterinary medicines and other therapeutants”;
  • Kjell Maroni, R&D director aquaculture at the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF), whose talk is called “Looking ahead: visions for a sustainable future”.

The session begins at 2pm BST and the talks will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

There will also be a sponsored presentation – “Benchmark Animal Health: field efficacy and safety of Ectosan Vet against Caligus elongatus infecting Atlantic salmon” – by veterinarian Peter Østergård on behalf of Benchmark.

The conference is free and can be accessed here.