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Setting up of a sperm cryobank for seabass

Objective

Presently, most of marine fish farmers around the Mediterranean basin grow genetically wild fish strains, which have not been genetically improved for culture performance (growth, appearance, disease resistance etc.). It is inevitable that the present gap for genetically improved strains of marine fish, and their reliable supply, will be filled.

It will ultimately dominate the competitive component of marine culture industries once they evolve into commodity-style agribusiness (with fish prices being set at the lowest possible cost of production and the best quality). Those countries, which can competitively develop and supply the improved strains, will enjoy the benefit (perhaps survival) for their local industries. They will avoid introduction of disease and may also generate new export industries based on the sale of low volume high value "seeds". The countries, which do not, will be obliged to import the improved "seeds" for their industries to remain competitive.

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Coordinator

AQUASTREAM S.A.
Address
5, Chemin Des Viviers
Ploemeur
France

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ECLOSERIE MARINE DE GRAVELINES SNC
France
Address
Z.i. Des Huttes
Gravelines

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IFREMER - DRV/RA
France
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23, Chemin De Maguelone
Palavas-les-flots

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PANITTICA PUGLIESE SPA
Italy
Address
Strada Communale Del Procaccio 11
Torre Canne Di Fasano (Br)

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI LECCE
Italy
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Via Prov. Lecce-monteroni
Lecce

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