Back to GenomNZ: DNA Testing

Hatchery-based production allows for genetic improvement of fish and shellfish species through selective breeding in order to meet the demand of the consumer. Identification of the parents is essential to this process.

Downloadable forms

Aquaculture DNA Submission Form

Download (pdf 275 KB)

Aquaculture Animal Info Template

Download (xlsx 11 KB)

Customer Application Form

Download (pdf 106 KB)

Restricted Import Permit

Download (pdf 56 KB)

Genotyping Services

GenomNZ has conducted parentage testing on several species of finfish and shellfish in collaboration with NIWA and other New Zealand research institutions. Working with the domestic aquaculture industry has also led to interest from overseas markets, including Iceland and Australia.

We are able to process a variety of aquaculture sample types.

In addition to collaborative work, GenomNZ also offers commercial DNA parentage testing to the wider aquaculture industry:

  • Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
  • Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
  • Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
  • Other finfish and shellfish species.

Potential applications of DNA technology in the aquaculture industry include:

  • Stock strain identification
  • Estimation of genetic variation
  • Screening for markers for production traits
  • Individual identification
  • Reseeding programmes, genetic enhancement, breeding programmes

Contact us

Call from within New Zealand

0800 DNA LAB
  • Address details

    Courier address:
    AgResearch Invermay
    Puddle Alley
    Mosgiel 9092
    New Zealand

    Mailing address:
    AgResearch Invermay
    Private Bag 50034
    Mosgiel 9053
    New Zealand

Get in touch with our team

Contact us

Send an email to one of our team or check out our facilities located across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Send another enquiry

Something went wrong and the form could not be submitted. Please try again later.