Reduced anti-predator responses in multi-generational hybrids of farmed and wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

@article{Houde2009ReducedAR,
  title={Reduced anti-predator responses in multi-generational hybrids of farmed and wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)},
  author={Aimee Lee S. Houde and Dylan J Fraser and Jeffrey A Hutchings},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={785-794}
}
Cultured organisms undergo genetically-based behavioural changes that may reduce their ability to survive in the wild. This has raised concerns that interbreeding between escaped cultured and wild organisms will generate hybrids exhibiting maladaptive behaviours which may ultimately reduce the fitness of the wild counterpart. We compared anti-predator responses in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from two wild North American populations, the major farmed strain used in regional aquaculture, and… CONTINUE READING