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
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.
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
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
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.