Biotechnology as an Important Tool for Improving Fish Productivity
American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 17-22
Received: Nov. 23, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 16, 2017; Published: Feb. 16, 2017
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Isaac Adewale Omole, Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria
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Due to the increase in growth rate of the world population, the demand for fish is soaring worldwide and it appears unlikely that the increasing demand can be met through increased natural harvests as many of the oceans and natural freshwater fisheries are being harvested to their limit. Aquaculture, therefore, remains the last hope for providing enough fish for the world, but with limited land and water space. Aquaculture biotechnology, therefore, has come to have a key role to play as it can make a great contribution to improving aquaculture yields. The application of biotechnology to various production systems does not come without its negative impacts but even still, the merits far outweigh the associated concerns because the techniques are constantly being developed thereby reducing the negative impacts thereof. Therefore, there is need to adopt biotechnological practices if the world is to stand any chance of achieving food security.
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Population, Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Food Security
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Isaac Adewale Omole, Biotechnology as an Important Tool for Improving Fish Productivity, American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 17-22. doi: 10.11648/j.bio.20170501.14
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