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Hazard analysis of antimicrobial resistance associated with asian aquacultural environments

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING.
Address

Stirling
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Thailand
Address
Kasetsart University Campus, Phaholyothin Road, Ja
10900 Bangkok
CANTHO UNIVERSITY
Vietnam
Address
Can Tho University-campus Ii, 3/2 Street
92100 Can Tho
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
35,K.l. Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Gent
R.I.L.A.B. SRL - RESEARCH AND INFORMATIC FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY
Italy
Address
Via Guerrazzi 24/12 B
16146 Genova
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
Malaysia
Address
Serdang
43400 Selangor