The Use of Enhanced Percentages of XY and YY Males and Protemics to Increase Freshwater Closed Contained Farmed Production of Sockeye Salmon

At harvest, the males of a mixed female/male culture of farmed Sockeye salmon are larger in freshwater culture. This research will enhance the percentages of male fish in a mixed female/male cultured population of Sockeye so as to increase the harvest weight of the fish. In addition, proteomics will be used to identify key markers of metabolic processes that can be used in ‘real time’ to ensure the Sockeye are cultured in a way that ensures the good welfare of the fish.

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Anqi Yuan
Faculty Supervisor: 
Vicki Marlatt
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British Columbia
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