Marine Harvest receives permit for Paramove 50™ use at Klemtu farms

January 6, 2017 – Campbell River, B.C.

Marine Harvest Canada has received Ministry of Environment approval to use hydrogen peroxide (Brand name Interox Paramove 50™) at its Klemtu area farm sites.

Hydrogen peroxide will enable the company to continue to effectively manage sea lice and reduce the use of the drug emamectin benzoate (Brand name SLICE).

Paramove 50™ has been used successfully at Marine Harvest's Klemtu operating sites since 2014. The new permit is a renewal to the 2014 permit with the inclusion of the two new tenures at Cougar Bay and Alexander Inlet. 

Hydrogen peroxide is a new non-medicinal treatment available to BC salmon farmers and is applied as a diluted bath to a group of salmon. The bath removes small, external fish parasites (sea lice) attached to the salmon. Hydrogen peroxide rapidly breaks down into harmless compounds: water and oxygen.

Sea lice are naturally occurring crustaceans found on many fish in the ocean. The sea lice common in British Columbia waters are not a concern to human health, and rarely pose a fish health concern to farm-raised salmon.

Marine Harvest Canada is British Columbia's leading aquaculture company and supplier of Sterling brand salmon.

To view the permit and relevant maps, click here.