Hot off the press: New research in May 2019

Cecily Layzell -

WorldFish is supporting a catla breeding program in Bangladesh
Each month, we highlight a selection of our new publications. Feed was the focus of two papers in May, with a novel feeding system and a plant-based alternative to fishmeal showing potentially significant cost and sustainability benefits. The third study presented was able to determine whether ‘candidate founders’ of a carp breeding program in Bangladesh were related, providing crucial insights for the genetic robustness of the program.

Improved breeds show increased potential for aquaculture

John Benzie -

WorldFish work to strengthen the technological foundations of aquaculture made major advances in 2017, with the release of new generations of improved fish lines and the development of molecular markers to facilitate future breeding work.