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Fisheries and Aquaculture

Enhancing production, protecting fish and ecosystems

The global demand for protein is projected to double by 2050 and even a modest increase in market share would result in substantial economic and social gains for Canada’s industry and its coastal, rural and Indigenous Peoples’ communities.  Genomics is driving growth in the sector by helping to improve fish production, decrease loss from disease and pests, increase traceability and optimize feed formula for healthy, profitable and sustainable fish farms. Genomics offers powerful tools to monitor wild fish stocks for biodiversity, genetic origins and population health. It is providing critical information for the regulation of fisheries, leading to healthy and sustainable ecosystems.