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Use of genetically improved and alien species for aquaculture and conservation of aquatic biodiversity in Africa


  • Gupta, M.V.
  • Bartley, D.M.
  • Acosta, B.O. (eds.)


Aquaculture species are being domesticated and improved through genetic enhancement. Despite the benefits of improved fish in terms of increased production, there are risks associated with conservation of biodiversity when the introduced strains/species escape in natural waters. This is especially important in Africa which is one of the worldÆs repository of diverse freshwater fish fauna and home to native tilapias. This proceedings is a useful tool in bringing awareness among African institutions, agencies, planners of the issues involved in improving production through introductions of improved strains/alien species while sustaining the biodiversity.

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  • Gupta, M.V. & Bartley, D.M. & Acosta, B.O. (eds.), 2004. "Use of genetically improved and alien species for aquaculture and conservation of aquatic biodiversity in Africa," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 16182, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbook:16182

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    Aquaculture; Tilapia; Selective breeding; Brood stocks; Biodiversity; Quarantine regulations; Introduced species; Resource conservation; Africa;

    JEL classification:

    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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