Published 2002

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Publication details

Journal : Global Aquaculture Advocate , p. 46–47 , 2002

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 1540-8906

Publication type : Academic article

Contributors : Gjedrem, Trygve

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The single most important factor in the green revolution that increased plant production several times over a few years and nearly eliminated the famine in Asia was the availability of genetically improved seeds. Today, large countries like China and India produce food in excess. In aquaculture, however, a blue revolution has been talked about for 20 years without similar success. The lack of genetically improved stocks is a major reason for this. It is reasonable to assume that less than 10% of today’s aquaculture production is based on genetically improved animals. Animal breeding and selection must be taken more seriously by the aquaculture industry, because it can significantly contribute to solving many factors that currently limit industry expansion.