Aquaculture genetics, health and nutrition firm Benchmark's water purification system CleanTreat will be tested in Scotland for the first time at a Mowi salmon farm.

The system will be tested over the next month in a trial supported by the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture and the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

The project is designed to demonstrate the benefits of the water purification system for fish health in Scotland.

The consortium will test the efficacy of CleanTreat in removing sea lice medicine Salmosan Vet in a range of conditions, aiming to determine how and in what quantities it can be filtered from treatment water.