News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

antibiotic-resistant

Health & Welfare

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, part 2

The development of antimicrobial resistance genes in human pathogens as a consequence of exposure to antibiotics in aquaculture is widely documented. Reports implicate foodborne antibacterial-resistant pathogenic bacteria in human disease. 

Health & Welfare

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, part 1

No antimicrobial agent has been developed specifically for aquaculture applications. However, some antibiotic products used to treat humans or land-based animals have been approved for use at aquaculture facilities.