Summer School: “Advances in fish aquaculture and microalgae biotechnology”

El Puerto de Santa María (Spain), 17-21th September 2018.

Genomic approaches and breeding in fish aquaculture


M. Manchado e-mail:

Centro IFAPA El Toruño, Junta de Andalucía, Camino Tiro Pichón s/n, 11500 El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz



Genetic breeding is one of the most powerful tools for fish production. This field is rapidly evolving and new techniques have been developed to improve the accuracy for genetic prediction. In this talk, the main genetic breeding programs worldwide were revised. The structure and organization of these programs and selection methodologies have been discussed establishing the different layers to transfer the genetic improvement from the nucleous to the commercialization.

The state-of-art for genome sequencing in species of interest in aquaculture and the novel genotyping techniques based on sequencing were revised. Moreover, the genomic selection strategy was discussed and examples were presented.


Acknowledgements: This study has received funds from FEMP (JACUMAR), CDTi contrato IFAPA 058/2016 and INIA and EU through FEDER 2014-2020 “Programa Operativo de Crecimiento Inteligente” project RTA2013-00023-C02-01