Publicado el 11 May, 2023 / News

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

The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) organized a workshop in collaboration with various public and private interest groups with the aim of analyzing the current situation of the use of antibiotics in national salmon farming.

The main objective of the activity was to discuss the problems, causes, actors, roles and lines of work to develop an early warning system for the use of antimicrobials that allows for the sanitary management of offshore farming centers that do not meet the defined use metrics.

This activity was designed by Sernapesca together with the team of the inter-ministerial committee of Antimicrobial Resistance (RAM) and the International Center for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS), an independent and autonomous organization created by the Danish government that collaborates with various countries through through the financing and monitoring of projects for the prevention and control of AMR.

The project will last three years and is based on five fundamental principles of ICARS: country ownership, one health, public-private partnerships, solutions and sustainability of the activity.

The meeting was attended by professionals from Icars, Sernapesca, the Ministry of Health (Minsal), the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP), the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca), SalmonChile, the Salmon Council, the Center for the Management of Antimicrobials in Aquaculture (CASA), representatives of the Pincoy project and on behalf of the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR), the Principal Investigator of the line “Animal Health in Freshwater Life Stages of Salmonids” and Academician of the Andrés Bello University (UNAB), Dr. Ruben Avendaño-Herrera, and the Adjunct Researcher of the “Socioeconomic Sustainability” line and Academician of the University of Concepción, Dr. Manuel Estay.