Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance in Aquaculture

  11 January 2021

Strengthening capacities, policies, and national action plans on prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials in fisheries was developed and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop and/or enhance the knowledge, skills and capacity of the participating Competent Authorities on fisheries and aquaculture (People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Viet Nam) as well as to assist them in the development and implementation of policies and national action plans (NAPs) on the prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials. In order to achieve this objective, three regional workshops were held in 2017 (Mangalore/India on 10-12 April; Putrajaya/Malaysia on 7-9 August; and Singapore on 12-14 December).

Through as agreement between FAO and the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) signed in November 2020, it was mutually agreed to publish 17 papers contained in this special volume based on technical presentations that were delivered during the three workshops implemented under the auspices of the above-mentioned project. This volume addresses a wide range of topics that will assist in better understanding antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in aquaculture.

The 92 participants from 14 countries representing governance authorities, intergovernmental organizations, academe, research institutions, and the private sector are gratefully acknowledged for their genuine engagement through delivery of technical presentations and active participation
during the technical working discussions.

The authors and co-authors of the papers are gratefully acknowledged for their contribution and for patiently providing the required clarification and other detailed information requested by the editors of the volume and the AFS journal.

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