Journal article

The importance of selective breeding in aquaculture to meet future demands for animal protein: A review

Trygve Gjedrem, Nick Robinson, Morten Rye

AQUACULTURE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2012


Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production industry, and the vast majority of aquaculture products are derived from Asia. The quantity of aquaculture products directly consumed is now greater than that resulting from conventional fisheries. The nutritional value of aquatic products compares favourably with meat from farm animals because they are rich in micronutrients and contain high levels of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Compared with farm animals, fish are more efficient converters of energy and protein. If the aquaculture sector continues to expand at its current rate, production will reach 132million tonnes of fish and shellfish and 43million tonnes of seaweed in 2020. Future po..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We are indebted to Nofima for their financial contribution and to our colleagues for continued and stimulating support. In particular we would like to thank Dr. Bjarne Gjerde, who took the initiative to recommend this review, and Dr. Jorgen Odegard for their valuable contributions.