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Title:Use of genetically improved and alien species for aquaculture and conservation of aquatic biodiversity in Africa
Editors:Gupta, Modadugu V.
Bartley, Devin M.
Acosta, Belen O.
Series:WorlfFish Center contribution
City of publisher:Penang
Publisher:WorldFish Center
Geographic term:Africa
genetic engineering
agricultural policy
conference papers (form)
External link:https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/2004-048.pdf
Abstract:Aquaculture species are domesticated and improved through genetic enhancement. Despite the benefits of improved fish in terms of increased production, there are risks associated with conservation of biodiversity when the introduced strains/species escape in natural waters. This is especially important in Africa which is one of the world's repositories of diverse freshwater fauna and home to native tilapia's. This volume contains the proceedings of the 'Expert Consultation on Biosafety and Environmental Impact of Genetic Enhancement and Introductions of Improved and Alien Species in Africa' held in Nairobi, Kenya (20-23 February 2002). The papers collected in the volume concentrate on potential benefits and risks of genetic improvement and the introduction of alien species for African aquaculture; policies, laws and institutions to control/prevent the introduction of invasive alien species; the role of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in minimizing adverse effects of invasive alien species and genetic modifications; quarantine procedures; and protocols for moving germplasm in Africa. Contributors: Daniel Jamu, Randall Brummett, Aggrey Ambali, Lawrence Malekano, Devin Bartley, Felix Marttin, Geoffrey Howard, Valentine Yapi-Gnaore, N.C. Kouassi, O.S. Assemien, Z.J. Oteme, Magnus Ngoile, Wilfred Sarunday, John Mugabe, Ryan Hill, Cyrie Sendashonga, Loren Miller, Anne Kapuscinski, Wansuk Senanan, Rohana Subasinghe, Irene de Moor. [ASC Leiden abstract]