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Absence of Nematodes in Farmed Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) in Norway

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In the present study, a total of 1,180 samples of muscle or viscera from Norwegian-farmed salmon (Salmo salar L.) were examined for the presence of nematode larvae. The samples represented all salmon-producing counties in Norway. The method applied was based on the degradation of fish soft tissue in an acidified pepsin enzyme solution. None of the samples examined in this study contained nematodes.


Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Institute of Nutrition, Directorate of Fisheries, Strandgaten 229, N-5804 Bergen, Norway

Publication date: January 1, 2003

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