Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.

Faculty Advisor

Tyler, Jeffrey A.


This report addresses the dangers associated with the salmon farming industry in the state of Maine with regard to disease transmission. It was prepared by conducting an extensive literature review of the history of, effects of, transmission of, and treatment for select diseases as well as conducting two interviews with experts in the field. Salmon farming is a factor in spreading sea lice, bacterial kidney disease, furunculosis, and infectious salmon anemia to the surrounding species.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology