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Antimicrobial use and fish farms

"Aquaculture – rearing aquatic organisms such as fish and shellfish – plays a vital role in food security in many countries (it supplies more than half of the aquatic animals consumed by humans worldwide). It is particularly important for developing countries, for instance in Asia, which accounts for 90% of global output. Fish farmers use large quantities of antimicrobials to treat or prevent disease on their farms. However, when used inappropriately, antimicrobials are ineffective and foster the development of resistant bacteria." - Excerpt from The Research Institute for Development.

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