Development of sterile fish using an immunization approach

Aquaculture have become an important industry in Norway, and in 2010 more than 1 million tons of farmed salmon and trout were produced. However, Norway has, through international agreements, a special obligation to preserve wild Atlantic salmon populations. There is consensus among researchers that excessive crossing with escaped farmed salmon could be detrimental to the wild salmon populations. Although the number of salmon escaping from Norwegian farms have declined significantly in recent years, the number of fish per production unit have increased as the net pens used today are bigger. Potentially, a large number of fish may  escape from even a single incident. If the goal is to ensure that fish farming do result in permanent change in the genetic characteristics of wild salmon, salmon farming should be based on the production of sterile fish.

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Hotel Solstrand, Os, Norway
18-19 February 2014

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