Genetically Engineered Fish
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Frankenfish: Just Another Monster?

Genetically Engineered Fish

Frankenfish: Just Another Monster?

Genetic technology has entered aquaculture, but not many are catching the wave

Story by Dan Blouin

Transgenic salmon may appear to be the best thing since tartar sauce for the
business of aquaculture, but so far it seems fish farmers and consumers alike just aren't taking the bait.

The Trojan Fish

Genetically Engineered Fish

The rapid development of genetically engineered fish is posing irreparable impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Researchers already are developing more than 35 species of genetically engineered fish. At least one company, A/F Protein, has requested approval from the FDA to market as food an engineered salmon that grows 10 to 30 times faster than normal salmon.

'Frankenfish' spawn controversy

Genetically Engineered Fish

Debate over genetically altered salmon

Jane Kay, Chronicle Environment Writer
Monday, April 29, 2002

It looks like a North Atlantic salmon. But it grows seven times faster, and it's much more attractive to the opposite sex than a normal salmon.

It's a transgenic fish, the first genetically engineered animal under review for the U.S. food supply. Embedded in every cell of its body are genes from the Chinook salmon and the ocean pout fish that make it grow more quickly.

One fish, two fish, red fish, GloFish? The onset of GE pets

Genetically Engineered Fish

By Cecile Couraud
Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering

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Genetically Engineered Fish

GloFish genetically modified with jellyfish glow green, while those mixed with coral genes have a reddish hue when exposed to black or fluorescent light. At $5 a pop, they are more than five times as expensive as non-glowing zebra fish. What makes them politically contentious, however, is the fact that they are the world's first genetically engineered species to be made commercially available.

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