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History: from the creation of SYSAAF to today

1952 : Support for poultry breeding and hatchery

1979 : Specific support for the selection of all poultry species

1991 : Support for poultry and aquaculture breeding

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1952 : At the initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture, poultry farmers are grouped in a technical structure: the Syndicat National des Aviculteurs Agréés (SNAA), to promote a quantitative improvement of their production, and to progress in zootechnics, genetic and health conditions.

1979 : The SNAA affirms its vocation of Research and Development by providing technical support to the companies of selection, transferring its technical services, it becomes the SYSAF (Syndicat des Sélectionneurs Avicoles Français), gradually extending its scope to all poultry species.

1991 : Called upon by the aquaculture profession, the INRA and the public authorities who wish to organize genetic improvement in the production of fresh water salmonids, the SYSAF creates an aquaculture section, becoming the SYSAAF (Syndicat des Sélectionneurs Avicoles et Aquacoles Français).

1993 : At the request of various marine hatchery companies, SYSAAF opens its services to marine fish farming, with the approval of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and by establishing a close collaboration with IFREMER.

2001 : At the request of the shellfish hatcheries whose production is growing strongly, SYSAAF is once again expanding its field of activity with several shellfish species.

2008 : Support for selection for ecological restoration of wildlife, such as sturgeon and salmon.

2011 : SYSAAF expands its scope to include shrimp.

2015 : Arrival of the genomics, and creation of the new platform, Fortior-Genetics

2019 : Following the request of various companies, the SYSAAF expands its activity to insects, with the black soldier fly.

2021 : Arrival of Machine Learning.



Pour en savoir plus sur le SYSAAF, voir les faits marquants de l'histoire du SYSAAF  ainsi que  le  témoignage de Paul Stevens , 1er directeur du SYSAAF