Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


The knowledge on the salmon genome is essential to boost salmon farming industry development. (Photo Credit: ICSASG/FIS)

Atlantic salmon genome sequenced

Click on the flag for more information about Canada CANADA
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 03:30 (GMT + 9)

The whole genome sequence of the Atlantic salmon has successfully been mapped, a breakthrough that should accelerate selective breeding programmes for farmed salmon and reduce the aquaculture industry’s impact on wild salmon stocks.

This achievement has been made by an international consortium of scientists and funding bodies — including Genome British Columbia — based in Norway, Canada and Chile, who spent four-and-a-half years and CAD 10 million (EUR 6.7 million) to map the entire DNA sequence of about 3 billion characters, essentially the genetic instruction set required to grow and operate an Atlantic salmon.

The International Cooperation to Sequence the Atlantic Salmon Genome (ICSASG) made the announcement in the framework of the International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology (ICISB) being held this week in Vancouver.

ICSASG pointed out that this reference genome will provide crucial information to fish managers to improve the production and sustainability of aquaculture operations, and address challenges around conservation of wild stocks, preservation of at-risk fish populations and environmental sustainability.

"A better scientific understanding of this species and its genome is a critical step towards improving the growth and management of global fisheries and aquaculture," says Dr. Alan Winter, Genome British Columbia President & CEO. 

"Additionally, the level of international collaboration seen in this project is a testament to the importance of global coordination to address challenges too big for any one country individually," Winter added.

Salmonids are an important piece of the economic and social fabric of communities on British Columbia's coastline and many other countries including Norway and Chile. Seafood is the province's largest agri-food export, contributing CAD 870 million (EUR 584.6 million) of the province's total agri-food exports of CAD 2,500 million (EUR 1,680 million).

Understanding and targeting heritable traits in the genome will help speed breeding programmes for Atlantic salmon aimed at improving resistance to viruses and sea lice, problems that have created considerable controversy for the aquaculture industry in BC and in Norway, according to Steinar Bergseth, Chair of the International Steering Committee for the consortium of scientists.

“Eliminating the sea lice problem in net pens would eliminate the risk of transfer between wild and farmed salmon,” he explained.

Scientists can now begin use the genome to identify families of Atlantic salmon that resist other pathogens, grow faster or even synthesize omega-3 fatty acids on a plant-based diet, reducing the amount of wild fish that is required to feed farmed fish, Bergseth said.


 
[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Chile
Feb 27, 07:10 (GMT + 9):
Mussel production dropped, Northern scallops up
India
Feb 27, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Reduce customs duty on chilled & frozen sea food to 10%
Spain
Feb 27, 06:40 (GMT + 9):
Galicia to help SMEs with EUR 18 million
Spain
Feb 27, 06:10 (GMT + 9):
Only 10pc of the world's submarine canyons are protected
United Kingdom
Feb 27, 05:30 (GMT + 9):
Fish farms may be the key to establish increasing CO2 impact
United States
Feb 27, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
Island fishermen implore state to protect squid
United States
Feb 27, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
FCA Sold To Other Seafood Companies, But Investigation Continues For Sunken Trawler
Canada
Feb 27, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
High Liner Foods Inc. Is 27% Cheaper: Is it Attractive?
Australia
Feb 25, 04:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Why does aquaculture matter in NSW?
Australia
Feb 25, 04:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Huon Aquaculture ‘not surprised’ Tassal sided with State Government on Macquarie Harbour fish farm
Norway
Feb 25, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Marine Harvest completes the purchase of farming assets on the East Coast of Canada
Australia
Feb 25, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Ocean Grown Abalone proposes trial near Port Lincoln
United States
Feb 25, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF Environmental and fishing groups sue to save salmon
China
Feb 25, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Is China’s Hands-Off Approach to Fisheries Producing More Fish?
United States
Feb 25, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Council says ‘yes’ to fish tax, winter crab fishery



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
EP Fisheries Commission visits Anfaco-Cecopesca
Spain Anfaco-Cecopesca was visited by a delegation of the EP's Fisheries Committee, led by its Vice-President, Werner Kuhn, of the European People's Party.
Shrimp industry struggles to achieve ambitious export target
Viet Nam Vietnamese shrimp exports rose 6.7 percent from a year ago to USD 3.15 billion in 2016, but the industry is struggling to reach the USD 3.4 billion annual export target for this year.
SNI asks to expand anchovy fishing zone for DHC in Tacna
Peru The National Industry Society has asked the Ministry of Production to expand the area in which small-scale purse seiners are authorized to catch anchovy in Tacna, due to problems of supply of this resource.
Half of 'suspicious' transhipments occur in Russian waters, a report says
Indonesia Fish transshipping at sea can mask illegal fishing practices and hide human rights abuses, stated Oceana in a report released at the Economist’s World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Nueva Pescanova, S.L. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2017 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER