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Genetically Engineered Fish and Seafood: Environmental Concerns


Environmental concerns related to the development of GM fish include the potential for detrimental competition with wild fish, and possible interbreeding with wild fish so as to allow the modified genetic material to escape into the wild fish population. Sterilization and bioconfinement have been proposed as means of isolating GM fish to minimize harm to wild fish populations. To address these concerns, AquaBounty proposed producing salmon eggs (all sterile females) in Canada, shipping these eggs to Panama, growing and processing fish in Panama, and shipping table-ready, processed fish to the United States for retail sale. On December 20, 2012, FDA announced the availability for public comment of (1) a draft environmental assessment of the proposed conditions specified by AquaBounty and (2) FDA's preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for AquaBounty's conditions. The 60-day public comment period runs through February 25, 2013. If significant new information or challenges arise in the public comments, FDA must decide whether or not a full environmental impact statement is required prior to approval of AquaBounty's application. If approved, AquAdvantage salmon would be the first GM animal approved for human consumption.


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Genetically Engineered Fish and Seafood: Environmental Concerns  [Order No: R41486  Release Date: Jan 29,2013  Pages: 9]

Genetically Engineered Fish and Seafood: Environmental Concerns  [Order No: R41486  Release Date: Jan 18,2013  Pages: 8]

Genetically Engineered Fish and Seafood: Environmental Concerns  [Order No: R41486  Release Date: Jun 07,2011  Pages: 8]

Genetically Engineered Fish and Seafood: Environmental Concerns  [Order No: R41486  Release Date: Nov 10,2010  Pages: 7]