Approaches to national fish breeding programs: pointers from a tilapia pilot study

Eknath, A.E. and Bentsen, H.B. and Gjerde, B. and Tayamen, M.M. and Abella, T.A. and Gjedrem, T. and Pullin, R.S.V. (1991) Approaches to national fish breeding programs: pointers from a tilapia pilot study. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 14(2), pp. 10-12.

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Abstract

Details are given of a framework for developing breeding programmes using experience from the Genetic Improvement of Farmed Tilapias project which focussed on Nile tilapias (Oreochromis niloticus ). The following aspects are outlined: Analysis of targeted production and marketing systems; Breeding goals; Systematic documentation and evaluation of available genetic resources and choice and genetic base; Number of strains; Breeding strategy; Selection criteria and evaluation; Production and dissemination of improved strains; and, social, economic and environmental impacts.

Item Type: Article
Title: Approaches to national fish breeding programs: pointers from a tilapia pilot study
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Eknath, A.E.
Bentsen, H.B.
Gjerde, B.
Tayamen, M.M.
Abella, T.A.
Gjedrem, T.
Pullin, R.S.V.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 14
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 10-12
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breeding; Genetics; National planning; Programmes; Fish; Oreochromis niloticus
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9178
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 13:13
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2012 13:13
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9178

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