Interview with Morgunblaðið

10. apríl 2018 eftir Thorleifur Eiriksson

Our project manager in Talknafjordur, Eva Dogg Johannesdottir got a call from the Icelandic newspaper Morgunbladid for an interview. Eva is working on her master’s project these days at Holar University about lice infestation on wild salmonids in the Westfjords. Last month she gave two talks on the issue, first at an ecology conference held by the Icelandic Ecology Society and second at an Icelandic Aquaculture conference named Strandbunadur. 

An increase in lice infestation on wild salmonids is well known in other countries in areas with salmonid aquaculture at sea. Lice harm the fish in various ways and have done considerable damage in salmonid aquaculture. With the industries rapid growth, it is of the upmost importance that infestation on wild salmonids is carefully monitored in areas with sea pens.

It is also important that the media shows interest in projects like these, both by taking interviews with specialist but also by conferring with them. The interview in Morgunblaðið was published in a special section called 200 miles the 6th of April.