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New Fish in the Water

Commercial salmon farming in the U.S. is expected to exponentially increase in the next few years, which will strain the Atlantic salmon industry.  To support that growth, ARS researchers in Franklin, ME, have bred an improved salmon strain and shared the eggs with commercial fish farms. 

This new salmon features increased growth, enhanced processing characteristics, and improved disease resistance – all factors that will improve the industry’s production efficiency and promote sustainable aquaculture.