Genomic breeding for gill health and lice resistance in salmon: towards improved accuracy and affordability

Project Summary

Project life: 48 months

Anticipated Benefits

Optimisation of genomic selection to improve the accuracy and affordability of the technology.


Industry Contribution


SAIC Contribution


Academia Contribution


  • Landcatch Natural Selection
  • The Roslin Institute
  • The Institute of Aquaculture at The University of Stirling
  • Noahgene Ltd

Other Information

You will find an academic paper relating to this project, authored by Ross Houston and Dan Macqueen, here: Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) genetics in the 21st century: taking leaps forward in aquaculture and biological understanding