The "National Inventory of Aquatic Genetic Resources" is intended to document the aquatic genetic resources occurring in Germany, as well as their use and conservation status, and make them available to the public.
The National Inventory of Aquatic Genetic Resources in Germany (AGRDEU) is the central documentation on genetic resources relevant for fisheries and aquaculture. Information on the genetic diversity of aquatic genetic resources (AqGR) is provided in the respective sections of the AGRDEU database. AGRDEU is managed by the Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity (IBV) of the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE).
The AGRDEU database is structured in the following areas:
- Information portal of finfish, crustacean and shellfish species important for fisheries and aquaculture in Germany
- Information portal of literature sources containing information on the genetic diversity of farmed or wild fish stocks
- On-farm-information portal presenting genetically characterized broodstock
- In-situ-information portal presenting stocks of genetically characterized wild finfish, crayfish and shellfish
- Ex-situ-information portal presenting stocks of aquatic genetic resources preserved in gene banks (currently under construction)
AGRDEU provides information on the genetic diversity of aquaculture breeding stocks and wild stocks of aquatic genetic resources. The genetic characteristics of the investigated species are presented in the on-farm and in-situ information portal at the population level.
Most of the data currently in the AGRDEU specialist database comes from survey projects of the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE). The aim of these survey projects is to record, inventory, document, monitor and create other information bases on genetic resources.