Fish population genetics

AFBI is actively involved in various national and international research projects on aquatic organisms involving genetic techniques.


Juvenile salmon
Specific research lines include:

  • Studies on genetic population structure in fish stocks
  • Genetic Assignment and Genetic Stock Identification studies on Atlantic salmon and sea trout
  • Effects of aquaculture escapees on the genetics of wild Atlantic salmon
  • Parental assignment studies in supportive breeding programmes
  • Environmental DNA (eDNA) studies on presence/absence of cryptic aquatic organisms