GenoMar Genetics Group is an international aquaculture breeding and distribution company providing genetically improved tilapia to farmers globally.

Nice tilapia brood fish selected for favorable traits to pass on to the next generation.
Tilapia brood fish selected for passing on its genes to the next generation.

From breeding centers in Norway, Asia and Latin America, the company manage innovation and technology programs for some of the most recognized independent brands in the industry such as GenoMar, Aquabel and AquaAmerica.

GenoMar has the most long-standing commitment to professional and innovative breeding work in the tilapia industry. Selection of the GenoMar strain began in the late 1980s.

You have now the opportunity of benefiting from the most efficient genetic material in the market today and accessing exciting new products in the future.

A well developed and expanding production infrastructure enables to quickly disseminate genetic progress and supply year-round, high quality stocks to farmers worldwide, contributing to a sustainable and profitable tilapia aquaculture industry.

Selective breeding program 

GenoMar’s selective breeding program has a long-term strategy to improve the production performance, robustness, and quality of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).

Characteristics of GenoMar breeding program: 

  • Wide genetic diversity and world-class management 
  • Pedigree data and DNA-assisted parental selection 
  • Combined selection. We use a mix of individual and family selection to maximize genetic gain 
  • Control of inbreeding 

We believe strongly on the role of animal breeding to support the efficiency and sustainability of the industry. Therefore, we apply a balanced approach between production and functional traits to deliver our customers with tilapia stocks that perform well in a variety of conditions: 

  • Harvest weight
  • Robustness, including resistance for specific diseases
  • Stress tolerance
  • Fillet yield  

To have a sustainable long term breeding program it is important to control the rate of inbreeding. Too rapid increase of the inbreeding level can result in higher disease susceptibility, more malformations, loss of performance and ultimately lower potential for further genetic improvement. 

GenoMar Genetics Group brochures

A presentation of GenoMar Genetics Group can also be read by clicking on the brochures below (both English, Portuguese and Spanish):

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