Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
Open Access

ISSN: 2150-3508


Importance of Transgenic Fish to Global Aquaculture: A Review

Rajesh Wakchaure, Subha Ganguly, Kausar Qadri, Praveen Kumar Praveen and Tanvi Mahajan

Many faster growing transgenic fish including both cold water (salmon, trout) and warm water (tilapia, carp) species have been produced. The development of transgenic fish can serve as excellent experimental models for basic scientific investigations, environmental toxicology and in biotechnological applications. The fast growth characteristic of GH gene transgenic fish will be of great importance to support aquaculture production and economic efficiency. The transgenic fish are efficient feed converter, thus more economical for the fish farmer as the feed accounts for 60-70% of total cost in aquaculture.