Breeding is ‘the single-most powerful tool impacting people, animals, planet and profits’
At the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL conference, held last month in Dublin, Ireland, we introduced a series of PechaKucha presentations about the future of aquaculture (6 minutes and 40 seconds each). We’ll feature all seven presentations here on the Advocate, starting with Neil Manchester’s rapid-fire view of how genetics are improving breeding techniques for aquaculture.
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Health & Welfare
Genetics key to maximum growth rate for shrimp
Realizing higher growth rates in commercially cultured shrimp has many important benefits, including reducing various risks, cutting costs and increasing economic opportunities. Shrimp genetics primarily determines the amount of additional growth that can be achieved, as shrimp typically reflect their parents’ growth rates.
On GM foods, part 1: Let’s move this unproductive conversation forward
In the first part of a series on genetically modified foods, independent advisor Scott Nichols discusses the simplistic decision behind product labels and the more complex question of what could and should be the outcomes of its use.
Innovation & Investment
AquaBounty, with new RAS facility, hopes to win public support for GM salmon
Ron Stotish, CEO of AquaBounty Technologies, believes genetically modified salmon is no threat to its opponents and the outlook for AquAdvantage is good. With its purchase of the Bell Fish Co. RAS facility, commercialization will soon commence.
Health & Welfare
Barcoding, nucleic acid sequencing are powerful resources for aquaculture
DNA barcoding and nucleic acid sequencing technologies are important tools to build and maintain an identification library of aquacultured and other aquatic species that is accessible online for the scientific, commercial and regulatory communities.