Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Genomics - Quantum leap for salmon industry

Norway is cooperating with Canada and Chile to sequence the salmon genome. The knowledge generated could provide the answers to several problematic issues involving Norwegian farmed salmon and lead to major competitive advantages for companies taking part in the project.

“As project participants, we gain access to the sequence before it is published and made widely available,” says Petter Arnesen of Marine Harvest ASA.

“This gives us the opportunity to search for genetic sequences that code for desired traits, which could give us a competitive edge.” Marine Harvest is the world’s largest producer of farmed salmon; Dr Arnesen is in charge of the company’s activities involving selective breeding and genetics. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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