The biggest impact of FISHBOOST will arise when commercial fish breeders integrate new breeding technologies and adopt accurate measurements of new traits to attain genetic gain, thereby overcoming current barriers that reduce potential profit to breeders and limit the European aquaculture sector as a whole.
FISHBOOST will develop schemes that are practical, more productive, and maximise genetic improvement of an economically-derived breeding goal with a sustainable inbreeding rate.
Publications and results of the project will be published here.
Glossary of aquaculture breeding
- 'Effect of assortative mating on genetic gain and inbreeding in aquaculture selective breeding programs' in Aquaculture. By M. Saura, B. Villanueva, J. Fernández and M. A. Toro
- 'Impact of selective breeding on European aquaculture' in Aquaculture. By Kasper Janssen, Hervé Chavanne, Paul Berentsen and Hans Komen
- 'A comprehensive survey on selective breeding programs and seed market in the European aquaculture fish industry' in Aquaculture International. By Hervé Chavanne, Kasper Janssen, Johann Hofherr, Franca Contini, Pierrick Haffray, Aquatrace Consortium, Hans Komen, Einar Eg Nielsen and Luca Bargelloni
- 'Sparicotyle chrysophrii and gilthead sea bream – potential experimental infection model' in Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists. By G. Rigos, M.A. Henry and C. Tsigenopoulos.
- 'Strong effect of long-term Sparicotyle chrysophrii infection on the cellular and innate immune responses of gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata' in Developmental & Comparative Immunology. By M.A. Henry, C. Nikoloudaki, C. Tsigenopoulos and G. Rigos.
- 'Parentage assignment with genomic markers: a major advance for understanding and exploiting genetic variation of quantitative traits in farmed aquatic animals' in Frontiers in Genetics. By Marc Vandeputte and Pierrick Haffray.
- 'Optimizing the creation of base populations for aquaculture breeding programs using phenotypic and genomic data and its consequences on genetic progress' in Frontiers in Genetics. By Jesús Fernández, Miguel Á. Toro, Anna K. Sonesson and Beatriz Villanueva.