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`The genetic identification of Atlantic salmon populations (REPLACED BY SF0210 SEEDCORN, 4/93)` - SF0102

Description
R&D Summary Objectives:- Assess the genetic variability among wild salmon populations and assess the likely survival and reproductive success of farm escapes and fish reintroduced for restocking. Key customer purpose:- Enable MAFF to fulfil it's salmon farm licensing responsibilities and develop policy for control of genetic disturbances arising from salmon farming and restocking.
Objective
1. To assess the range of genetic variability among wild salmon populations in England and Wales. 2.To make an assessment of survival and reproductive success of farm escapes and fish introduced for restocking in selected wild populations. 3.To compare the electrophoretic techniques (used by the Directorate), and the mitochondrial DNA techniques (being developed by the University of Buckingham with MAFF funds) as tools for discerning genetic differences between salmon populations. 4.To advise government and international bodies on the possible genetical implications of fisheries management and fish farming policies.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1993

Cost: £315,185
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
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Fields of Study
Freshwater Fisheries