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Fifty-four participants from 20 countries representing national/research institutions in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, non-govermental organizations and regional/international organizations held an Expert Consultation on Ecological Risk Assessment of Genetically Improved Fish during 4-6 August 2003 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, under the auspices of the International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture.
The giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) is cultured widely around the world but little is known about the levels and patterns of genetic diversity in either wild or cultured stocks. Studies have suggested that genetic diversity may be relatively low in some cultured stocks due to the history of how they were founded and subsequent exposure to repeated population bottlenecks in hatcheries.