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    Sea lice plague salmon industry - Associated Press/Robert F. Bukaty | of | Share this photo

    Workers position their boats at a Cooke Aquaculture salmon farm near Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada. A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world, infesting salmon farms in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway and Chile.

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    A sea louse with an extruding attached. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables.

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    Atlantic salmon brood stock circle a tank at Oak Bay Fish Hatchery in Oak Haven, New Brunswick. Scientists are working to defeat sea lice using numerous methods including the breeding for genetic resistance.

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    Aan Atlantic salmon leaps in a Cooke Aquaculture farm pen near Eastport, Maine.

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    Workers gather Atlantic salmon before putting them into a tank aboard a ship for a treatment with hydrogen peroxide at a Cooke Aquaculture salmon farm near Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick., Canada.

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