Globally one billion people depend on fisheries and aquaculture for the food and livelihood purposes. As per WHO, products from aquaculture have sometimes been associated with certain food safety issues. As per FAO(1994), 60% of the worlds protein supply is from fish and the developing nations are deriving more than 30% of their animal protein from fish. The major cause of the diseases in aquaculture is due to bacterial agents.
The use of a wide variety of antibiotics in large amount, including non-biodegradable antibiotics useful in human medicines as prophylactic and chemotherapeutic in aquaculture has led to a growing problem for human and animal health and for environment (Daniel,2002). The uncontrollable use of these antibiotics has resulted in the emergence of antibiotics resistant bacteria in aquaculture environments and in the increase of antibiotics resistance in fish pathogens.
To know more about the potential health risk, please visit the website of Unimed (Link).