Data from: Do hatchery-reared sea urchins pose a threat to genetic diversity in wild populations?

Maria Segovia-Viadero, Ester A. Serrão, Juan C. Canteras-Jordana & Mercedes Gonzalez-Wanguemert
In salmonids, the release of hatchery-reared fish has been shown to cause irreversible genetic impacts on wild populations. However, although responsible practices for producing and releasing genetically diverse, hatchery-reared juveniles have been published widely, they are rarely implemented. Here, we investigated genetic differences between wild and early-generation hatchery-reared populations of the purple sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (a commercially important species in Europe) to assess whether hatcheries were able to maintain natural levels of genetic diversity....
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