Antibiotic resistance associated with aquaculture in Vietnam

Nguyen, H, Van, T and Coloe, P 2016, 'Antibiotic resistance associated with aquaculture in Vietnam', Microbiology Australia, pp. 108-111.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Antibiotic resistance associated with aquaculture in Vietnam
Author(s) Nguyen, H
Van, T
Coloe, P
Year 2016
Journal name Microbiology Australia
Start page 108
End page 111
Total pages 4
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Abstract The fishery sector is an important source of income, employment and food supply in Vietnam. In 2014, Vietnam was ranked the world's fourth largest exporter and the third largest producer of farmed foodfish. Vietnam seafood export has attained the value of over US$6.0 billion since 2011 and reached a peak of US$7.9 billion in 2014. However, many problems and diseases confront sustainable development of the fishery sector and overuse of antibiotics is considered a major challenge. Antibiotics are used in aquaculture for both therapeutic and prophylactic reasons. Various antimicrobials used in human medicine are also used for food animals even for non-therapeutic use. The use of antibiotics in health management of aquaculture farming is of great concern due to possible residues in aquatic products and in the development of antibiotic resistance. In 2005 the Vietnamese government first promulgated a list of medicines, chemicals and antibiotics that are banned or limited for use in aquaculture and this is regularly updated and amended to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
Subject Microbiology not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1071/MA16037
ISSN 1324-4272
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