29 Apr '11, 12pm

European Fisherman Angry Over GMO Salmon 'Monster Fish'

European Fisherman Angry Over GMO Salmon 'Monster Fish'

European fisherman currently makeup $107 billion of the world's fish market and they're non-too-pleased with the U.S. Frankenfish salmon threat , according to Reuters . "We don't have any monster pigs in Europe, or monster cows, and there's no need for such a salmon," said Geir Isaksen, the chief executive at big Norwegian fish farmer Cermaq. The fish in question is a farm-raised salmon modified so that it can eat year round and fatten up faster. According to Ars Technica : These genetically modified Atlantic salmon have two foreign DNA sequences inserted into their genomes. One encodes a growth hormone from Chinook salmon. The other is the on-switch used by an antifreeze gene from ocean pout, an eel-like fish found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. When placed alongside the growth hormone, this on-switch makes the salmon produce the growth hormone in cold weather when they...

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