Nutrition & Feed
Nutrition and Feed The world's population is expected to grow from today's 7.1 billion to about 8.2 billion by 2030. Feeding all of these people and eliminating hunger will require advances in feed and food production. Aquaculture is one tool th ...
Largemouth Bass Largemouth bass have been propagated with little or no genetic control since the 1970’s. There are two recognized subspecies of largemouth bass: the Northern largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides salmoides, and the southern Florida largemo ...
Bluegill Production bottlenecks identified by aquaculturists include slow growth, precocious maturity, and problems associated with unwanted prolific reproduction in grow-out ponds. The research data and commercial practice suggest that a mostly- or all-m ...
Yellow Perch One reason in particular hindering expansion of yellow perch culture has been relatively slow growth and poor seed quality of currently cultured populations of this species. Continuous research is needed to genetically improve broodstocks to ...
Stress & Disease
Stress and Disease Stress is an unavoidable component of the finfish aquaculture environment. Fish under intensive culture conditions are usually exposed to repeated acute stress, and in some instances to chronic stress due to normal husbandry practices, ...
Genetic Breeding The greatest problem currently facing aquaculture and fisheries is genetic degradation of broodstock; this is due to the harmful effects of inbreeding of broodstocks as commercial aquaculture production increases. Genetic improvement of a ...
Genetics & Genomics
Genetics and Genomics Aquaculture is far behind from the terrestrial agricultural species in the application of modern selection procedures and limited information is known about the genetic basis for different economically important traits in aquaculture ...
Research Facility: Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Laboratory Aquaculture Research Breeding Center Research areas: Genetics and Genomics Genetic breeding Nutrition and Feed Stress and Disease Genetics and Genomics: Aquaculture researchers at the OCAR ...
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