From drawing board to dining table: the success story of the GIFT project

Gupta, M.V. and Acosta, B.O. (2004) From drawing board to dining table: the success story of the GIFT project. Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 27(3-4), pp. 4-14.

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Abstract

As compared to crops and livestock, the genetic enhancement of fish is in its infancy. While significant progress has been achieved in the genetic improvement of temperate fish such as salmonids, no efforts were made until the late 1980s for the genetic improvement of tropical finfish, which account for about 90 percent of global aquaculture production. This paper traces the history of the Genetic Improvement of Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) project initiated in 1988 by the WorldFish Center and its partners for the development of methods for genetic enhancement of tropical finfish using Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) as a test species. It also describes the impacts of the project on the adoption of these methods for other species and the dissemination of improved breeds in several countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Item Type: Article
Title: From drawing board to dining table: the success story of the GIFT project
Personal Creator/Author:
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Gupta, M.V.
Acosta, B.O.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly
Volume: 27
Number: 3-4
Page Range: pp. 4-14
Date: 2004
ISSN: 1511-8533
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: GIFT; Tilapia culture; WorldFish Center; Genetics; Oreochromis Niloticus
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9223
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 08:53
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 08:53
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9223

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