Development of genetic tools to distinguish Greenland’s cod stocks (38956)

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The goal of this project is to develop genetic tools that can improve the management of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in Greenland by enabling identification of separate population components. Building on results from a previous study that demonstrated pronounced population structure among cod inhabiting Greenlandic waters, we will 1) develop cost-effective DNA tests to reveal the population of origin for unknown individuals, 2) apply these tests in concrete case studies relevant for stock assessment and management advise, and 3) develop a user manual for implementing these tests in the management of cod in Greenland.
Research area: Population Genetics
Effective start/end date01/09/201230/11/2012

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