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Mapping of Salmon Genome Could Aid Conservation Efforts

Once a luxury item, salmon is now among the most popular fish consumed in North America, Europe and Japan.  Since 1980, production of farmed raised salmon has tripled, accounting for 70 percent of the world market. The genetic sequence of the Atlantic salmon announced Tuesday could help improve aquaculture operations and better conserve wild salmon stocks. Salmon is big business, and fishery managers want to keep those stocks healthy.    Mapping its genome will...

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