The CEO of AquaGen knew that the Norwegian research group’s work in genomics was key to the salmon industry’s future. And that was before she even worked there.
In eight genetic improvement programs in seven different countries, growth improvements have been constant in all programs, with annual improvement rates between 5 and 12 percent. Improvements in survival rates are less predictable and less consistent.
The continued application of genome research to aquaculture will provide unprecedented accuracy for genetic selection of performance and production traits.
Advances in genomics assist aquaculture science by deepening the understanding of adaptation, physiology and quantitative genetics.