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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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Kjetil Aune
Chief Librarian


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