Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and aquaculture

J. A. Beardmore*, Joanne S. Porter

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This paper reviews the nature of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the range of aquatic species in which GMOs have been produced, the methods and target genes employed, the benefits to aquaculture, the problems attached to use of GMOs in aquatic species and the regulatory and other social frameworks surrounding them. A set of recommendations aimed at best practice is appended. This states the potential value of GMOs in aquaculture but also calls for improved knowledge particularly of sites of integration, risk analysis, progress in achieving sterility in fish for production and better dissemination of relevant information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-610
Number of pages26
JournalCommunications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences
Issue number2, Pt. B
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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