project . 2015 - 2017 . Closed

Development of optimal molecular markers of domestication in Atlantic salmon for assessing introgression in wild populations

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: BB/M026671/1
  • Funded under: BBSRC Funder Contribution: 241,275 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 Mar 2015
    End Date
    15 Dec 2017
Description
Controversy surrounds the actual impacts of Atlantic salmon farming on wild salmonid stocks, fed by the lack of direct evidence for or against many potential impacts, with uncertainty an increasing impediment to sustainable industry development and effective management of wild stocks. This applies to the potential impact of the introgression of farm genomes into locally adapted wild populations from breeding of farm escapes. Escapes do occur and are recognized as inevitable, but are a very small fraction of farm stocks and vary in numbers both locally and temporally. The majority of escapees are expected to die without breeding but some do remain in or ascend ri...
Description
Controversy surrounds the actual impacts of Atlantic salmon farming on wild salmonid stocks, fed by the lack of direct evidence for or against many potential impacts, with uncertainty an increasing impediment to sustainable industry development and effective management of wild stocks. This applies to the potential impact of the introgression of farm genomes into locally adapted wild populations from breeding of farm escapes. Escapes do occur and are recognized as inevitable, but are a very small fraction of farm stocks and vary in numbers both locally and temporally. The majority of escapees are expected to die without breeding but some do remain in or ascend ri...
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