Xelect and Petuna’s cutting edge breeding program to ‘climate proof’ fish


Genetics experts Xelect and Tasmanian fish farming business Petuna are collaborating to breed temperature-tolerant salmon, improving performance as water temperatures increase. The Xelect team worked alongside Petuna to develop a sophisticated genetic toolkit that routinely assesses warmer water resilience, and creates cumulative performance gains every generation. Xelect’s senior breeding programme manager Dr. Marie Smedley commented “Working with Petuna we’ve made significant advances this year, and we are both looking forward to seeing what happens next in our journey together”.

Find out more about the benefits of breeding programme
management at www.xelect-genetics.com



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