On-farm tests show a higher production, growth rate and survival of improved perch

Two-year on-station and on-farm tests of genetically improved yellow perch were conducted on three sites at different latitudes in North Central Region. The aim of the project was to assess production parameters of selected yellow perch lines as compared to fish from local brood stock at commercial densities in ponds. 3rd generation of selected yellow perch lines from OCARD were used for the tests. This is an important step for commercialization of genetically improved strains. The testing results showed improved fish exhibited 42.% higher production, and 32.0% higher growth rates even while having 27.8% higher survival than local strains. Read more: http://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/_documents/twineline/v35i1.pdf