Genetically Engineered Fish and Seafood
Publication Date: December 2004
Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Genetic engineering techniques allow the manipulation of inherited traits to modify and improve organisms. Many genetically modified (GM) fish and seafood products are currently under development and offer potential benefits such as increasing aquaculture productivity and improving human health. However, many are concerned that, in this rapidly evolving field, current technological and regulatory safeguards are inadequate to protect the environment and insure public acceptance of these products. This report will be updated as circumstances warrant.