How can we increase the omega-3 content of salmon that are fed sustainable feeds? A brand new map of the salmon’s genome makes it much easier to characterize heritable differences in how well different salmon families utilize the various nutrients.
DigiSal is about systems biology for salmon farming. That means understanding the living fish body as a set of components – gut, liver, muscle and other organs – that both affect each other and depend on each other. Such a systems understanding will help salmon farming in the future to navigate conflicting demands – of sustainability, shifting feed prices, diseases and product quality. The industry needs to develop a flexible, integrated basis of knowledge for rapid response to new challenges. Continue reading “DigiSal – systems biology for salmon farming”