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Stimulating Sustainable Innovation in Aquaculture

Stimulating sustainable innovation in aquaculture; access and protection of aquatic genetic resources(06.09.2011) This year's gene resource seminar at FNI focused on aquaculture and in particular on how the regulation of access to aquatic genetic resources affects innovation and sustainable breeding in the industry.

At the seminar, results from two recent projects were presented:

    Stimulating Sustainable Innovation in Aquaculture, which FNI is carrying out in cooperation with Nofima, GENØK Centre for Biosafety and CGIAR's WorldFish Center in Penang (Malaysia).

    Developing and Implementing Advanced Molecular Methods, and Streamlining Access to and Use of Aquaculture Genetic Resources: Carp and Shrimp in India, which is carried out in cooperation with Nofima, Akvaforsk Genetic Center, and three Indian partners: Central Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Central Institute for Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Most of the presentations from the seminar are available for download below.



Applied Selective Breeding in Aquaculture – Status and Challenges
by Morten Rye (Akvaforsk Genetics Center)

The Nagoya Protocol and Relevance to Aquaculture
by Ingrid Olesen (Nofima) and Morten Walløe Tvedt (FNI)

Norway's ABS-Law
by Gaute Voigt-Hanssen (Norwegian Minsitry of the Environment)

GIFT (Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia): The Story Since Leaving ICLARM
by Alex Safari (The WorldFish Center, Malaysia)

Global Regimes Affecting Innovation in Aquaculture: Access to and Protection of Aquatic Genetic Resources
by Kristin Rosendal (FNI), Ingrid Olesen (Nofima) and Morten Walløe Tvedt (FNI)

Access and Protection of Aquatic Resources: The Impact of Global and National Policies on India’s Aquaculture Sector
by Anitha Ramanna Pathak (Symbiosis Institute of International Business, India)

New Developments in Biotechnology and IPR
by Anne Ingeborg Myhr (GENØK), Kristin Rosendal (FNI) and Ingrid Olesen (Nofima)

Application of the Precautionary Principle to the Introduction of Transgenic Salmon in Norway
by Frøydis Gillund (GENØK)

Further information:
    Seminar programme
    Presentation of FNI research on biodiversity and the management of genetic resources
    Contact person: Research Professor Kristin Rosendal
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