Genomic technology has been applied to boost the resistance of whiteleg shrimp to one of the most serious diseases affecting global shrimp producers - White Spot Syndrome Virus. By using genomic selection, we have demonstrated that we can rapidly increase the level of disease resistance in whiteleg shrimp.
AquaIMPACT is a EU-funded research project that integrates breeding and nutrition to increase the competitiveness of the EU's aquaculture of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, gilthead sebream and European seabass, to ensure food and nutritional security and to satisfy consumers' demands for high quality seafood with limited environmental impact.
4. December 2017
The combination of three genetic markers on three chromosomes can be the key to high survival after viral infection in salmon farming.
10. January 2017
European fish breeders can now integrate tools and technologies developed in FISHBOOST into their breeding programmes.
The European research project FISHBOOST will advance European aquaculture to the next level. Nofima is coordinating this FP7 project.