With 25% of the world's coastline and 16% of the world's fresh water, Canada plays a significant role in protecting Pacific Salmon and their habitats, as well as ensuring the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture industries that provide many thousands of jobs. Just as genomic tools and techniques have enabled significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of various human diseases, genomic science is now poised to play an equally important role in environmental management, conservation, and food production. EPIC4 (Enhancing Production in Coho: Culture, Community, Catch) will use genomics to address challenges facing the sustainable management and production of Coho Salmon.
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EPIC4 is a grant-funded project, resulting from the 2014 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Feeding the Future, held by Genome Canada. The project represents an investment of $9.9 million by Genome BC, Genome Canada, Genome Quebec, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, and other partners.