Genetic improvement and effective dissemination: keys to prosperous and sustainable aquaculture industries

Ponzoni, R.W. (2006) Genetic improvement and effective dissemination: keys to prosperous and sustainable aquaculture industries. In: Development of aquatic animal genetic improvement and dissemination programs: current status and action plans. Penang, Malaysia, WorldFish Center, pp. 1-7. (WorldFish Center Conference Proceedings,73)

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Abstract

There is an increasing demand for fish in the world due to a growing population, better economic situation in some sectors, and greater awareness of health issues in relation to food. Since capture fisheries have stagnated, fish farming has become a very fast growing food production system. In this presentation, the author gives an overview of the technologies that are available for genetic improvement of fish, and briefly discuss their merit in the context of a sustainable development. He also discusses the essential prerequisites for effective dissemination of improved stock to farmers. It is concluded that genetic improvement programs based on selective breeding can substantially contribute to sustainable fish production systems. Furthermore, if such genetic improvement programs are followed up with effective dissemination strategies, they can result in a positive impact on farmers' incomes.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Genetic improvement and effective dissemination: keys to prosperous and sustainable aquaculture industries
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Ponzoni, R.W.
Title of Book: Development of aquatic animal genetic improvement and dissemination programs: current status and action plans
Series Name: WorldFish Center Conference Proceedings
Volume: 73
Number of Pages: 120
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Date: 2006
Publisher: WorldFish Center
Place of Publication: Penang, Malaysia
ISBN: 983-2346-53-3
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biotechnology; Genetics; Food fish; Genetic drift
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 2589
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2009 13:01
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 17:34
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2589

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