Title:Implications and management of L. salmonis in Norwegian aquaculture
L. salmonis is a notorious parasite known to affect the two major cultured fish species in Norwegian aquaculture and wild stock populations. The first chapter of the thesis explains the significance of commercial aquaculture in Norway and the importance of establishing a sustainable industry. The thesis describes the most important aspects concerning the biology and ecology of L. salmonis in context with its host and their shared environment. In order to understand the population dynamics and models of L. salmonis distribution, an overview of the dispersal and host-finding behaviour in the infectious larvae has been emphasized.