Publicado el 11 May, 2023 / News

Sernapesca leads public and private efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance in the national aquaculture sector

Sernapesca, the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service, recently hosted a workshop in partnership with various public and private interest groups to initiate a collaborative project involving multiple stakeholders. The primary objective of this workshop was to examine the current state of antibiotic use in national salmon farming, and engage in discussions regarding the issues, causes, actors, roles, and strategies necessary to establish an early warning system for antimicrobial use. This system would enable the effective management of marine fish farming facilities that exceed the defined usage metrics.

The project is expected to span three years and is based on five fundamental principles outlined by the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS): national ownership, one health, public-private partnerships, solutions, and sustainability of the industry.