Technical review of utility and costs of the Atlantic salmon and Atlantic whitefish live gene banks at the Maritimes Region biodiversity facilities: Fs97-4/3104E-PDF

"Living Gene Banks (LGBs) are extensions of supportive breeding and rearing operations (classical enhancement) that seek to prolong the existence of a species or distinct population segment while minimizing the loss of genetic diversity and fitness. Application of this approach, a first in Canada for an endangered fish population, was initiated for the endangered inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon population, listed as endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada; and was being considered for other salmon populations considered at risk but not yet listed, and for the COSEWIC Schedule 1 listed Atlantic whitefish. Use of the Maritimes Region fish culture facilities (biodiversity facilities) for a live gene bank came at a time that classical enhancement of Atlantic salmon had ceased as a policy decision of Fisheries and Oceans. A technical review of live gene banking as a component of population maintenance was asked for by senior management of Fisheries and Oceans and a terms of reference for the review provided. It was to include consideration of the scientific merit, options, and costs. This document addresses the terms of reference and summarizes the origins of the inner Bay of Fundy salmon live gene bank”--Abstract, p. v.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Maritimes Region. Population Ecology Division.
Title Technical review of utility and costs of the Atlantic salmon and Atlantic whitefish live gene banks at the Maritimes Region biodiversity facilities
Series Title Canadian manuscript report of fisheries and aquatic sciences,
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Language [English]
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Note Title at head of French abstract: Examen technique de l’utilité et des coûts des banques de gènes vivants pour le saumon de l’Atlantique et le corégone de l’Atlantique dans les installations de biodiversité de la région des Maritimes. Incorrect catalogue number (Fs97-4/3104E) printed in this publication.
Date 2016.
Number of Pages vi, 82 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-05980-8
Catalogue Number
  • Fs97-4/3104E-PDF
Subject Terms Endangered species, Fish, Fish farming