News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

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Health & Welfare

Experiences in shrimp genetic improvement in seven countries

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. 

Health & Welfare

Whole genome sequencing of aquaculture species

A whole genome sequence allows the identification of candidate genes responsible for production and performance traits for a given species. Ongoing genome projects include programs for Atlantic salmon, Atlantic cod, Pacific oysters, tilapia, catfish and shrimp.