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Identifying Yellow Perch Gender To Improve Production

Agricultural Research Service scientists are working closely with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences to ensure that the aquaculture industry produces enough yellow perch to meet consumer demand. This high-value fish is very low in fat, high in protein and calcium, and has a mild, sweet flavor.

Using traditional breeding methods, scientists in the ARS Dairy Forage and Aquaculture Research Unit are developing genetically improved yellow perch by selecting for faster growth. One challenge has been the difference in growth rate between male and female yellow perch; females tend to grow faster and larger than males. But differences in growth rate alone are not sufficient to identify gender, says ARS fish physiologist Brian Shepherd. If only large fish are selected, there will be a strong bias toward females. The biggest males are also needed, but scientists had been unable to distinguish between smaller females and larger males.

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