Published 2003

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Publication details

Journal : Global Aquaculture Advocate , 2003

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 1540-8906

Publication type : Article in business/trade/industry journal

Contributors : Rye, Morten; Gjerde, Bjarne

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Genetic improvement programs are key for the development of better performing stocks in aquaculture. Their crucial importance for better utilization of limited feed and land resources is widely recognized, and implementation of well-designed programs is strongly advocated as reflected in FAO’s Code of Conduct of Responsible Fisheries. This article briefly describes the general structure of familybased selection programs, and identifies areas where recent developments in genetics and related fields may further increase their efficiency for aquaculture species.