Past Research

Genetically Modified Fish

With a growing need for fish protein to feed the world’s human population, genetically modified (transgenic) fish are being proposed for use in fish farms.

A study began in 2008 to observe the growth rates of rainbow trout selectively bred for aquaculture compared to a wild trout, and has already found that the aquaculture fish have much higher growth rates. Future phases of the experiment will include adding a growth hormone to the experiment and examining transgenic fish in the wild.