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Regulatory considerations for global transfer of cryopreserved fish gametes

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Edited by: Terrence R. Tiersch and Christopher C. Green

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Abstract

Federal and state resource managers, scientists, lawmakers, business and development investors, and the general public all struggle with issues surrounding the conservation of our biological heritage, especially in the face of increased population growth and consequent anthropogenic disturbances. Conservation interests include recovering exploited aquatic populations, decreasing the loss of genetic diversity, and reintroducing locally depleted species. However, research on husbandry and other techniques critical to implementing conservation strategies is often not started until few individuals remain. A program in the cryopreservation of gametes and embryos from aquatic species would address several of these conservation concerns by allowing the establishment of gene banks

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Regulatory considerations for global transfer of cryopreserved fish gametes
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher The World Aquaculture Society
Publisher location Baton Rouge, LA
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center
Description 17 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species
First page 960
Last page 976
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N