Antimicrobial resistance in aquaculture can hit exports, Centre warns states
The Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying wrote to the chief secretaries of all states and Union territories January 14, 2022 regarding the threat posed by antibiotic use in the aquaculture sector. There is an urgent need for countermeasures since the threat persists despite measures and guidelines, Jatindra Nath Swain, secretary to the fisheries department under the ministry, highlighted in the letter.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has received significant attention from the ministry over concerns around the impact of antibiotic misuse and overuse in aquaculture and livestock sectors. AMR is the ability of bacteria and other microbes to resist the drugs used to inhibit or kill them.
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