Selective breeding has demonstrated that it can be an effective way of increasing the biological efficiency of production in aquaculture. So it is that selective breeding will be one of the main topics of discussion at the upcoming World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 Conference slated for Adelaide, South Australia, June 7-11.
One of the sessions under the umbrella of this topic is Genetic Futures – How might the business of genetics and breeding unfold? This topic will draw on international experiences in the commercial establishment and running of selective breeding programs.
The speakers will visit a broad spectrum of business and co-operative models under session chair, Dr Nick Robinson. Robinson is with the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima) in Norway.
Robinson is quoted as saying the upfront costs of implementing selective breeding programs likely to yield genetic improvement are not insignificant. But the positive financial outcomes can be worth it.
World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 will provide a forum for the presentation of the latest research and will provide an opportunity for peers and colleagues to discuss a vision for the future.