Are Antibiotics in Aquaculture Needed?
As oceans around the world are seeing dwindling fish populations, the rise of fish farming has seen antibiotic use in aquaculture. Regulations surrounding antibiotic use in aquaculture vary from country to country. However, it is common in some places for producers to dose entire fish population instead of just treating the sick fish. Access to reliable and accurate information on antibiotic use in aquaculture is very difficult to find and in some areas around the world practically impossible. Increased transparency in global data on antibiotic usage in seafood farming would likely lead to more responsible dosing guidelines.