Innovation & Investment

World’s first fully integrated Pacific white shrimp genomic selection program established in Ecuador

The story behind the first wide-scale application of genomic selection at commercial scale for shrimp broodstock at Texcumar S.A. 

Non-SPF shrimp breeding in Ecuador
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Health & Welfare

Non-SPF shrimp breeding in Ecuador

This article reports on a breeding program focused only on the improvement of growth rates at associate farms in Ecuador. By applying a localized breeding strategy, the program has yielded an average 7.8 percent annual phenotypic gain for commercial growth rates, while survival has remained fairly constant.