Genetic Conservation of Salmonid Fishes

  • Joseph G. Cloud
  • Gary H. Thorgaard

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 248)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. René Guyomard
    Pages 1-22
  3. Graham A. E. Gall
    Pages 81-91
  4. Edward M. Donaldson, Robert H. Devlin, Igor I. Solar, Francesc Piferrer
    Pages 113-129
  5. Raymond L. Clark
    Pages 131-135
  6. David E. Wildt, Ulysses S. Seal, William F. Rall
    Pages 159-173
  7. Brian Harvey
    Pages 175-179
  8. Patrick C. Trotter, Peter A. Bisson, Brian Fransen
    Pages 203-212
  9. P. Moran, E. Garcia-Vazquez, A. M. Pendas, J. I. Izquierdo, J. A. Martin Ventura, P. Fernandez-Rueda
    Pages 213-218
  10. Giora W. Wohlfarth
    Pages 227-230
  11. Martin Flajshans, Petr Rab, Ladislav Kalal
    Pages 231-242
  12. E. Teskeredzic, Z. Teskeredzic, E. McLean, M. Tomec, R. Coz-Rakovac
    Pages 243-251
  13. Harold L. Kincaid
    Pages 263-267
  14. Michael L. Cuenco, Thomas W.H. Backman, Phillip R. Mundy
    Pages 269-293
  15. A. J. Gharrett, B. E. Riddell, J. E. Seeb, J. H. Helle
    Pages 295-301
  16. Harold L. Kincaid
    Pages 307-309
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 311-314

About this book


As the human population increases and nations become more industrialized, the habitat and water quality required for the survival of fish continues to decline. In addition to these environmental factors, fish populations are directly or potentially affected by harvesting, enhancement programs and introgression with hatchery-propagated or transgenic fish. To our knowledge no other scientific meeting has been assembled to consider the breadth of the problem, to review the technology that is presently available for the preservation of the germ plasm of salmonid stocks and to identify the scientific advances that are required to overcome the problems. Because many salmonids have spawning grounds within the confines of a specific region or county but will spend a large portion of their life cycle within the territorial waters of other countries or in the open ocean, the preservation of unique genes or gene pools in these animals requires international cooperation. This scientific meeting has provided a forum in which to discuss the problems, evaluate the present methods or technology for addressing the problems and suggest new directions or innovations that need to be implemented. During this meeting we limited our discussion to salmonid fishes. However, the general conclusions about the factors that affect the population dynamics of fish stocks and the technical aspects concerning the preservation of germ plasm will be applicable to other fish species.


Adaptation biodiversity conservation cryopreservation environment fish sperm organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph G. Cloud
    • 1
  • Gary H. Thorgaard
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IdahoMoscowUSA
  2. 2.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6242-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2866-1
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