Genetically Engineered Fish and Seafood

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Genetic engineering techniques allow the manipulation of inherited traits to modify organisms. Genetically modified (GM) fish and seafood products are currently under development and may offer potential benefits such as increasing aquaculture productivity and addressing human health concerns. However, some critics of this rapidly evolving field are concerned that current technological and regulatory safeguards are inadequate to protect the environment and ensure public acceptance of these products. This report discusses various regulatory and environmental concerns regarding GM fish and seafood, then discusses the possible benefits and disadvantages of their use.

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Borgatti, Rachel & Buck, Eugene H. July 1, 2005.

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  • Borgatti, Rachel Intern; Resources, Science, and Industry Division
  • Buck, Eugene H. Specialist in Natural Resources Policy; Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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Genetic engineering techniques allow the manipulation of inherited traits to modify organisms. Genetically modified (GM) fish and seafood products are currently under development and may offer potential benefits such as increasing aquaculture productivity and addressing human health concerns. However, some critics of this rapidly evolving field are concerned that current technological and regulatory safeguards are inadequate to protect the environment and ensure public acceptance of these products. This report discusses various regulatory and environmental concerns regarding GM fish and seafood, then discusses the possible benefits and disadvantages of their use.

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11 Pages.

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  • July 1, 2005

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  • Aug. 10, 2006, 3:30 p.m.

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  • Feb. 13, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

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Borgatti, Rachel & Buck, Eugene H. Genetically Engineered Fish and Seafood, report, July 1, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs9123/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.