The aquaculture industry is an increasingly important sector of livestock production in SE Asia. Antimicrobials are used widely in fish farms and there is concern that their release into the environment may lead to development of antimicrobial resistant bacteria compromising public health and rural productivity in the future. It is vital that appropriate hazard-control strategies for efficient ecosystem management are adopted. This project aims to assess the likelihood of occurrence of transferable antibiotic resistance genes in the SE Asian aquaculture environment and identify critical control points (CCP) where fish farmers can apply monitoring systems to prevent or eliminate the food or environmental safety hazard.
The scientific outcome of the project will prove invaluable towards the design of a new HACCP system for monitoring antibiotic resistance in aquatic ecosystems.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
92100 Can Tho