The potential effects of substances used in the salmon farming industry: a microcosm approach

Published on
November 10, 2022

The ANTIVENOM project (Antifoulants, Veterinary Medicinal Products and Organic Material can affect marine sediment organisms, but to what extent?) is assessing the potential environmental effects of different substances used in the salmon industry in Norway. The project is mainly focusing on antifoulants and veterinary medicinal products.

This project was funded by the Research Council of Norway and is led by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) is one of the project partners through the Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) team who are currently hosting 2nd year PhD student Simon Rodriguez, from the University of Oslo (UIO) and NIVA, in the project. He is working mainly on a saltwater microcosm experiment at the Sinderhoeve experimental field station for evaluating the effects of copper and emamectin benzoate on a diverse set of marine species. Simon is staying with us from mid-September till mid-November 2022.


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For more information, please visit the Antivenom project page.