A computer software package for assessing and managing risks posed by experiments with genetically modified fish and shellfish

Hallerman, E. and King, D. and Kapuscinski, A. (1998) A computer software package for assessing and managing risks posed by experiments with genetically modified fish and shellfish. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 21(1), pp. 12-17.

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Abstract

Assessment and management of risk is needed for sustainable use of genetically modified aquatic organisms (aquatic GMOs). A computer software package for safely conducting research with genetically modified fish and shellfish is described. By answering a series of questions about the organism and the accessible aquatic ecosystem, a researcher or oversight authority can either identify specific risks or conclude that there is a specific reason for safety of the experiment. Risk assessment protocols with examples involving transgenic coho salmon, triploid grass carp and hybrid tilapia are described. In case a specific risk is identified, the user is led to consider risk management measures, involving culture methods, facilities design and operations management, to minimize the risk. Key features of the software are its user-friendly organization; easy access to explanatory text, literature citations and glossary; and automated completion of a worksheet. Documented completion of the Performance Standards can facilitate approval of a well designed experiment by oversight authorities.

Item Type: Article
Title: A computer software package for assessing and managing risks posed by experiments with genetically modified fish and shellfish
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Hallerman, E.
King, D.
Kapuscinski, A.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 21
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 12-17
Date: 1998
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genetic engineering; Biotechnology; Experimental research; Risks; Computer programs; Transgenic fish
Subjects: Fisheries
Information Management
Item ID: 9227
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 10:25
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 10:25
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9227

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