India state bans 20 antibiotics from use in shrimp farming

Published on
August 11, 2022
An aerator operating in a shrimp farm in India

The Fisheries Department of the West Bengal state in India has announced a ban on using 20 antibiotics and other pharmacologically active substances in shrimp aquaculture, the Millennium Post reported 9 August.

District-level taskforce committees (TFC) have been formed in concerned districts to enforce the ban. The officials will conduct frequent and random checks at shops, manufacturing facilities, and suppliers of drugs, probiotics, and chemical feeds to prevent any illegal trade of the banned products …

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Contributing Editor reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

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