Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9546


Fran Humphries

Fran Humphries
Griffith Law School, Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture,

  • Research Article
    Patenting Genetic Material in Aquaculture: A Red Herring or an Emerging Issue to Tackle?
    Author(s): Fran HumphriesFran Humphries

    Patents can have both a positive and negative effect on innovation in aquaculture. On the one hand they may encourage investment in aquatic biotechnology. On the other hand, they may tie up genetic resources and research tools that may have otherwise been freely used by breeders or researchers to develop new breeds. This article considers the role and use of patent law for protecting new strains in aquaculture from unauthorised replication. While patents are not yet as extensive in aquaculture compared with other fields, there are issues that need to be addressed from the outset to protect aquaculture’s increasing role in global food security. Depending on the laws in a particular jurisdiction, patents could be claimed over genetic material products, including those derived from conventional breeding, as well as over processes for example method.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9546.1000394

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