The Genimpact project is funded under the EU Framework Programme 6 to provide scientific advice in support of policy.The genetic impact of aquaculture activities has aroused a great deal of concern among scientists and the general public. The perceived risks are often associated with detrimental impacts on wild populations and the ecosystem through ecological interactions and interbreeding, posing a threat to biodiversity. Public health issues are also matters of concern.

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Work plan

The objectives of Genimpact are to review and discuss the current knowledge about the genetic impacts of farming activities and their implications for aquaculture management, stock conservation and environment safety, and to integrate the scientific basis for the establishment of preventive measures, for important aquaculture species like Atlantic salmon, Atlantic cod, European sea bass, gilthead sea bream, turbot, carp, halibut, scallops, mussels, oysters and European lobster.

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