Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Solving the sterile salmon problem

The National Institute of nutrition and seafood research (NIFES), is to study how the health of sterile salmon can be improved by changes in nutrition. Regarded as one of the potential solutions to escaped salmon from farms, sterilised salmon can not breed with wild salmon. But there are several problems left to resolve, before such fish can be produced on a large scale.

“We are going to study whether we can modify the salmon’s nutritional program in order to reduce the incidence of bone deformities and cataracts, which have a tendency to occur in triploid salmon production,” says head of research Rune Waagbø at NIFES. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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