Global trends in antimicrobial use in aquaculture

  19 December 2020

Globally aquaculture contributes 8% of animal protein intake to the human diet, and per capita consumption is increasing faster than meat and dairy consumption. Reports have documented antimicrobial use in the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry, which may contribute to the rise of antimicrobial resistance, carrying potential consequences for animal-, human-, and ecosystem-health. However, quantitative antimicrobial use across a highly diversified aquaculture industry is not well characterized. 

Further reading: Nature Scientific Reports
Author(s): Daniel Schar, Eili Y. Klein, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Marius Gilbert & Thomas P. Van Boeckel
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