A lack of vaccines and susceptibility to bacterial pathogens is putting Southeast Asia’s booming freshwater farming industry at risk, according to scientists.
High levels of antibiotic resistance have been found in samples of the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila extracted from farmed freshwater fish as part of a study in Northern Vietnam, underlining the need for more responsible disease management practices in the region.
The use of cutting-edge technology has helped Canadian researchers carry out some of the most detailed screenings to date of pathogens affecting Atlantic salmon aquaculture.
Analysis of raw and cooked shrimp bought from supermarkets in Florida and Georgia has revealed the presence of a range of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) — a finding that could have implications for processing of imported shrimp products.
Intensification of aquaculture and domestication of wild species are leading to an increased prevalence of mycobacteriosis in farmed aquatic invertebrates, according to a review of the disease’s emergence by an international team of researchers.
New research on deltamethrin resistance in sea lice could help improve the effectiveness and reduce the costs of treating the global salmon industry’s “billion-dollar problem.”
There is growing evidence that microplastic pollution in seawater could serve as reservoirs for pathogens in aquaculture, according to a University of Exeter review of current evidence in this emerging field.