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Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms, Volume 3. Methodologies for transgenic fish.

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This book on methodologies for risk assessment and management of transgenic fish is written by 44 authors from 19 countries. It is comprised of 10 chapters giving emphasis on developing countries which have transgenic fish research programmes or aquaculture systems that may use transgenic fish in the future. This book is aimed at helping governments, scientists, potential users of genetically modi...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 29)

Problem formulation and options assessment: science-guided deliberation in environmental risk assessment of transgenic fish.

This chapter provides an overview of problem formulation and options assessment (PFOA) for scientists, risk assessment specialists, industry representatives and other interested public stakeholders who may be involved in deliberation over transgenic fish technology. This chapter explains how PFOA contributes to environmental risk assessment and assesses its advantages and challenges for the subject of transgenic fish biosafety. Consideration of how PFOA can be incorporated into diverse governance situations is explored in 4 country-specific case studies (Chile, Cuba, Thailand and China). Each country's policy and regulatory context are outlined as well as how PFOA can be applied in each case. This chapter also illustrates some issues that PFOA may address in these contexts. A preliminary reflection about questions to consider when designing a country-specific PFOA is included.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to environmental risk assessment for transgenic fish. Author(s): Hayes, K. R. Kapuscinski, A. R. Dana, G. Li, S. Devlin, R. H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 61) Development of transgenic fish: scientific background. Author(s): Nam, Y. K. Maclean, N. Fu, C. Pandian, T. J. Eguia, M. R. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 95) Gene construct and expression: information relevant for risk assessment and management. Author(s): Gong, Z. Maclean, N. Devlin, R. H. Martinez, R. Omitogun, O. Estrada, M. P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 112) Approaches to assessing gene flow. Author(s): Kapuscinski, A. R. Hard, J. J. Paulson, K. M. Neira, R. Ponniah, A. Kamonrat, W. Mwanja, W. Fleming, I. A. Gallardo, J. Devlin, R. H. Trisak, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 151) Assessing ecological effects of transgenic fish prior to entry into nature. Author(s): Devlin, R. H. Sundström, L. F. Johnsson, J. I. Fleming, I. A. Hayes, K. R. Ojwang, W. O. Bambaradeniya, C. Zakaraia-Ismail, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 188) Introduction to the concepts and methods of uncertainty analysis. Author(s): Hayes, K. R. Regan, H. M. Burgman, M. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 209) Risk management: reducing risk through confinement of transgenic fish. Author(s): Mair, G. C. Nam, Y. K. Solar, I. I.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 239) Risk management: post-approval monitoring and remediation. Author(s): Senanan, W. Hard, J. J. Alcivar-Warren, A. Trisak, J. Zakaraia-Ismail, M. Lorenzo Hernandez, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 272) Risk assessment of transgenic fish: synthesis and conclusions. Author(s): Kapuscinski, A. R. Dana, G. Hayes, K. R. Li, S. Nelson, K. C. Nam, Y. K. Gong, Z. Devlin, R. H. Mair, G. C. Senanan, W.