Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic


The overall goal of this project was to identify and evaluate the remaining technical, procedural, and regulatory issues necessary to ensure the safe introduction of commercial transgenic fish aquaculture in the United States, especially for AquaBounty Technologies (ABT) AquAdvantage salmon (AAS). In order to achieve this goal, interviews were conducted with experts in the field and various stakeholders. The group compiled information from these interviews and background research to draw conclusions and make recommendations. We conclude that several key disagreements between ABT and consumer groups have likely resulted from miscommunication issues within the publically available data, and provide recommendations for resolving the disputes.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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