Launching a large number of experiments
During the first year of the FISHBOOST project, a total of 14 experiments have been initiated in six EU-countries. These experiments focus on developing tools for genetic improvement of production efficiency and disease resistance in the main farmed fish species.
The experiments are based on recording economically important traits in farmed fish populations with known pedigrees and family structures. This allows effective analysis of genomics and quantitative genetics of the traits. The experiments focus on fillet yield, feed utilization, survival, and lipid deposition in common carp, turbot, rainbow trout, gilthead seabream, and European seabass. For each species, a large number of families have been produced for the genetic analyses. Read more.