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Gary Burr (PhD)
National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center
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USDA, ARS, NCWMAC
25 SALMON FARM ROAD
FRANKLIN, ME 04634

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Freshwater, landlocked Grand Lake strain of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) as a potential genetic source of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids synthesis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Colombo, S., Emam, M., Peterson, B.C., Hall, J., Burr, G.S., Zhang, Z., Rise, M. 2021. Freshwater, landlocked Grand Lake strain of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) as a potential genetic source of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids synthesis. Frontiers in Marine Science. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.641824/full.
Effect of Proplex-DY and Proplex-T on growth performance of Atlantic salmon smolts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
A new single nucleotide polymorphism database for North American Atlantic salmon generated through whole genome re-sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, G., Pietrak, M.R., Burr, G.S., Rexroad III, C.E., Peterson, B.C., Palti, Y. 2020. A new single nucleotide polymorphism database for North American Atlantic salmon generated through whole genome re-sequencing. Frontiers in Genetics. 11:85. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.00085.
Genetic improvement of North American Atlantic salmon and the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Burr, G.S., Pietrak, M.R., Proestou, D.A. 2020. Genetic improvement of North American Atlantic salmon and the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 82:321-330.
Evaluation of novel non-GMO soybean cultivars for nutrient availability, reducing metabolic waste and increased energy efficiency in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar - (Abstract Only)
Growth performance of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts fed diets containing heterotrophic algal biomass as replacement of fish oil - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Peterson, B.C., Buentello, A., Block, S. 2018. Growth performance of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts fed diets containing heterotrophic algal biomass as replacement of fish oil. World Aquaculture Society Meeting. 1.
Growth comparison of Gaspe and St. John's River Strain Atlantic salmon in fresh and saltwater - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Burr, G.S. 2019. Growth comparison of Gaspe and St. John's River Strain Atlantic salmon in fresh and saltwater. Abstract, Aquaculture America Conference in New Orleans, LA, March 7-11, 2019. 1.
Growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed squid and scallop processing byproduct hydrolysates incorporated into soy protein concentrate (spc)-diets - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Peterson, B.C., Buentello, A., Block, S. 2018. Growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed squid and scallop processing byproduct hydrolysates incorporated into soy protein concentrate (spc)-diets. Annual Meeting World Aquaculture Society. 1.
Atlantic salmon breeding program at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Burr, G.S., Pietrak, M.R. 2018. Atlantic salmon breeding program at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. Abstract.38th Milford Aquaculture Seminar. Shelton, CT, January 8-10, 2018.
Update to the Atlantic salmon breeding program at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Burr, G.S., Pietrak, M.R. 2018. Update to the Atlantic salmon breeding program at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. Abstract, Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, NV February 19-22, 2018. p. 361.
Growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed squid and scallop processing byproduct hydrolysates incorporated into soy protein concentrate (SPC)-diets. - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W., Barrows, F., Lee, C. 2018. Growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed squid and scallop processing byproduct hydrolysates incorporated into soy protein concentrate (SPC)-diets.. Aquaculture America Conference. 1.
Atlantic salmon and eastern oyster breeding programs at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Proceedings)
Kristen Gruenthal, Clete Otoshi, Paul Olin, and Mike Rust (editors). 2017. Genetics and Breeding in Aquaculture: Proceedings of the 44th U.S.–Japan Aquaculture Panel Symposium, Seattle, WA, November 1, 2016. U.S. Dept. Commerce, NOAA Tech.Memo. NMFS-F/SPO-175, 78 p.
A transdisciplinary approach to the initial validation of a single cell protein as an alternative protein source for use in aquafeeds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tlusty, M., Rhyne, A., Szczebak, J., Bourque, B.D., Bowen, J.L., Burr, G.S., Marx, C.J., Feinberg, L. 2017. A transdisciplinary approach to the initial validation of a single cell protein as an alternative protein source for use in aquafeeds. PeerJ. 5:e3170. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3170.
Atlantic salmon and eastern oyster breeding programs at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Pietrak, M.R., Proestou, D.A., Peterson, B.C. 2016. Atlantic salmon and eastern oyster breeding programs at the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center. U.S.-Japan Aquaculture Panel Symposium, Seattle, WA.
Growth and fatty acid composition of two strains of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) on diets formulated with low fish oil inclusion in a recirculating aquaculture system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F. 2016. Growth and fatty acid composition of two strains of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) on diets formulated with low fish oil inclusion in a recirculating aquaculture system. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 78:270-278.
Potential use of the invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) as an ingredient in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) diets; a preliminary analysis Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R. 2015. Potential use of the invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) as an ingredient in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) diets; a preliminary analysis. Meeting Abstract. 1:32.
Selection responses for caracass weight in four Atlantic Salmon year classes Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S. 2015. Selection responses for caracass weight in four Atlantic Salmon year classes. Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. 1:88.
Hydrolysates from scallop and squid processing byproducts as specialty aquafeed ingredients Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C., Volson, B., Kang, B., Karayannakidis, P., Gamez, E., Miller, J., Bengston, D., Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Barrows, F. 2015. Hydrolysates from scallop and squid processing byproducts as specialty aquafeed ingredients. Annual Meeting World Aquaculture Society. 1:65.
Evaluating standard operating procedures to mitigate off-flavor from Atlantic salmon Salmo salar cultured in a semi-commercial scale recirculating aquaculture system - (Proceedings)
Evaluation of depuration procedures to mitigate the off-flavor compounds geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol from Atlantic salmon Salmo salar raised to market-size in recirculating aquaculture systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davidson, J., Schrader, K., Ruan, E., Swift, B., Aalhus, J., Juraz, M., Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Good, C., Summerfelt, S.T. 2014. Evaluation of depuration procedures to mitigate the off-flavor compounds geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol from Atlantic salmon Salmo salar raised to market-size in recirculating aquaculture systems. Aquacultural Engineering. 61:27-34.
Growth evaluation of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) raised in seawater or freshwater and fed either fishmeal based or marine-free diets - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F., Grimm, C.C., Dowd, M.K. 2014. Growth evaluation of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) raised in seawater or freshwater and fed either fishmeal based or marine-free diets. Aquaculture Canada, St. John, NB, Canada, June 2, 2014. p. 15.
Effects of dietary fish oil replacement on fillet lipids in North American Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) families - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F., Grimm, C.C., Dowd, M.K. 2014. Effects of dietary fish oil replacement on fillet lipids in North American Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) families. International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture, Roanoke, VA, August 22-24, 2014. Abstract p. x.
Evaluation of depuration procedures to mitigate off-flavor from harvest size Atlantic Salmon Salmo Salar cultured in a land-based recirculating aquaculture system - (Abstract Only)
Davidson, J., Schrader, K., Swift, B., Ruan, E., Aalhus, J., Juarez, M., Good, C., Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Summerfelt, S. 2014. Evaluation of depuration procedures to mitigate off-flavor from harvest size Atlantic Salmon Salmo Salar cultured in a land-based recirculating aquaculture system. Aquaculture America Conference.
Growth of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar fed diets containing barley protein concentrate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Growth evaluation of atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) raised in seawater or freshwater and fed either fishmeal based on marine-free diets - (Abstract Only)
Phenotypic and genetic variation in two North American arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) stocks cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L. 2013. Phenotypic and genetic variation in two North American arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) stocks cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 44:476:485.
Evaluation of a canola protein concentrate as a replacement for fishmeal in a commercial production diet for Atlantic salmon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F., Donkin, A.W. 2013. Evaluation of a canola protein concentrate as a replacement for fishmeal in a commercial production diet for Atlantic salmon. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education (IJARE). 5:5-13.
Impact of depuration of earth-musty off-flavors on fillet quality of atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, cultured in a recirculating aquaculture system - (Proceedings)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Schrader, K., Summerfelt, S.T. 2013. Impact of depuration of earth-musty off-flavors on fillet quality of atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, cultured in a recirculating aquaculture system. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 465.
Evaluation of the prebiotic, previda, on performance characteristics, intestinal microbial community, immune function and intestinal tract morphology of atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) - (Proceedings)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F., Hume, M.E., Hopkins, A. 2013. Evaluation of the prebiotic, previda, on performance characteristics, intestinal microbial community, immune function and intestinal tract morphology of atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture America Conference. p. 303.
Impact of depuration of earthy-musty off-flavors on fillet quality of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, cultured in a recirculating system Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Schrader, K., Summerfelt, S. 2012. Impact of depuration of earthy-musty off-flavors on fillet quality of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, cultured in a recirculating system. Aquacultural Engineering. 50:28-36.
Dose-dependent consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon (salmo salar) increases plasma phospholipid n-3 fatty acids differentially Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K., Rosenberger, T.A., Johnson, L., Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Picklo, M.J. 2013. Dose-dependent consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon (salmo salar) increases plasma phospholipid n-3 fatty acids differentially. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 113(2):282-287.
Evaluation of the prebiotic, Previda, on performance characteristics, intestinal microbial community, immune function and intestinal tract morphology of Altantic salmon (Salmo salar) ()
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F., Hume, M.E. 2012. Evaluation of the prebiotic, Previda, on performance characteristics, intestinal microbial community, immune function and intestinal tract morphology of Altantic salmon (Salmo salar). USDA-ARS Research Notes. USDA ARS Research Report submitted to Temple Inland, Inc.
Performance testing and selection for commercially important traits in North American atlantic salmon - (Abstract Only)
Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S. 2012. Performance testing and selection for commercially important traits in North American atlantic salmon. International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture. 1.
Effects of plant protein blends on growth performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F., Hardy, R.W. 2012. Effects of plant protein blends on growth performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture. 334-337:110-116.
Twice-weekly consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon increases plasma content of phospholipid n-3 fatty acids - (Abstract Only)
Picklo, M.J., Rosenberger, T.A., Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Raatz, S.K. 2012. Twice-weekly consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon increases plasma content of phospholipid n-3 fatty acids. Experimental Biology. 26:1016.4.
Evaluation of Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus performance fed fishmeal free diets and two commercial diets in a recirculating system - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Barrows, F., Wolters, W.R. 2012. Evaluation of Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus performance fed fishmeal free diets and two commercial diets in a recirculating system [abstract]. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 534.
Effects of plant protein blends on growth performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Barrows, F., Hardy, R., Wolters, W.R. 2012. Effects of plant protein blends on growth performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) [abstract]. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 592.
Evaluation of family growth responses in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)fed two fishmeal free diets and a fishmeal reference diet - (Abstract Only)
Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Barrows, F., Hardy, R.W. 2012. Evaluation of family growth responses in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)fed two fishmeal free diets and a fishmeal reference diet [abstract]. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 594.
Baking reduces prostaglandin, resolvin, and hydroxy-fatty acid content of farm-raised Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K., Golovko, M.Y., Brose, S.A., Rosenberger, T.A., Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Picklo, M.J. 2011. Baking reduces prostaglandin, resolvin, and hydroxy-fatty acid content of farm-raised Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:11278–11286.
Proteolytic response to feeding level in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cleveland, B.M., Burr, G.S. 2011. Proteolytic response to feeding level in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.06.043.
Off-flavor characterization and depuration in Atlantic salmon cultured to food-size within closed-containment systems - (Abstract Only)
Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Schrader, K., Summerfelt, S.T. 2011. Off-flavor characterization and depuration in Atlantic salmon cultured to food-size within closed-containment systems [abstract]. Second International Marine Conservation Congress Special Session. p. 123.
Apparent digestibility of macro-nutrients and phosphorus in plant-derived ingredients for Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar and Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burr, G.S., Barrows, F., Gaylord, G., Wolters, W.R. 2011. Apparent digestibility of macro-nutrients and phosphorus in plant-derived ingredients for Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar and Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus. Aquaculture Nutrition. 17:570-577.
Apparent digestibility of possible fish meal replacements in Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar and Arctic Charr, Salvelinus alpinus - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Barrows, F., Gaylord, G., Wolters, W.R. 2011. Apparent digestibility of possible fish meal replacements in Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar and Arctic Charr, Salvelinus alpinus [abstract]. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 65.
Effects of plant protein blends on growth performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Barrows, F., Hardy, R., Wolters, W.R. 2011. Effects of plant protein blends on growth performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) [abstract]. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 66.
Weight loss and fillet quality characteristics of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) after purging for 5, 10, 15 or 20 days - (Proceedings)
Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Schrader, K., Summerfelt, S.T. 2010. Weight loss and fillet quality characteristics of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) after purging for 5, 10, 15 or 20 days. International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture. p. 122.
Growth Parameter of Wild and Selected Strains of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) on Two Experimental Diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wolters, W.R., Barrows, F., Burr, G.S., Hardy, R.W. 2009. Growth Parameter of Wild and Selected Strains of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) on Two Experimental Diets. Aquaculture. 297:136-140.
Effects of canola protein concentrate on growth of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar - (Abstract Only)
Burr, G.S., Barrows, F., Wolters, W.R. 2010. Effects of canola protein concentrate on growth of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 314.
Phenotypic and genetic variation for growth in two Artic charr Salvelinus alpinus stocks - (Abstract Only)
Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S. 2010. Phenotypic and genetic variation for growth in two Artic charr Salvelinus alpinus stocks. Aquaculture America Conference. p. 197.
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