Genetic enhancement and conservation of aquatic biodiversity in Africa

Gupta, M.V. (2002) Genetic enhancement and conservation of aquatic biodiversity in Africa. Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 25(3-4), pp. 48-49.

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Abstract

There is a pressing need to enhance fish production in Africa through improved farm management and the use of improved fish breeds and/or alien species in aquaculture while at the same time conserve the aquatic genetic diversity. This paper presents the outcome of the Expert Consultation on Biosafety and Environmental Impact of Genetic Enhancement and Introduction of Improved Tilapia Strains/Alien Species in Africa held in Nairobi, Kenya on 20-23 February 2002. The main topics discussed were status of aquaculture in Africa and the role of genetic enhancement; potential benefits and risks involved in introduction of genetically improved strains and/or alien species with specific reference to tilapias; existing policies and legislation for the conservation of biodiversity, their strengths and weaknesses; capacity for undertaking genetic enhancement research and implementation of policies for the conservation of aquatic biodiversity.

Item Type: Article
Title: Genetic enhancement and conservation of aquatic biodiversity in Africa
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Gupta, M.V.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly
Volume: 25
Number: 3-4
Page Range: pp. 48-49
Date: 2002
ISSN: 1511-8533
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiversity; Genetics; Aquaculture development; Resource conservation; Biotechnology; Africa
Subjects: Aquaculture
Fisheries
Item ID: 9221
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 08:46
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 08:46
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9221

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