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Improving feed efficiency in fish using selective breeding: A review
- Improving feed efficiency (FE) is key to reducing production costs in aquaculture and to achieving sustainability for the aquaculture industry. Feed costs account for 30-70% of total production costs in aquaculture; much work has been done on nutritional and husbandry approaches to improve FE but only a limited amount of research has been devoted to using genetics, despite its potential. This paper reviews past work to improve FE in fish using selective breeding and assess future directions.
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- Sustainable aquaculture 
de Verdal, H.
- Journal Article
- Blackwell Publishers