US researchers experiment with charr-trout hybrid

From Hatchery International, 07/29/16 — Staff, students and researchers at the State University of New York (SUNY) in the US northeast are hoping to produce a hybrid strain of charr that captures the key desirable characteristics of its disparate parents.

Professor Dr John Foster, who chairs the Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Sciences Department at the college, said that the hybrid is the product of Arctic charr and brook trout cross-parenting.

Paternal milt for the spawning comes from Arctic charr; the maternal eggs come from brook trout.

Foster said that SUNY Cobleskill is mainly an academic college and the fish and aquaculture program there is targeted mainly at teaching and training students, in part through its fish-hatchery facilities.

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