Proceedings of the Meeting on the Use of Chemicals in Aquaculture in Asia 20-22 May 1996, Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines

This volume documents the proceedings of the meeting convened by SEAFDEC/AQD, FAO/UNDP and CIDA in 20-22 May 1996. Country and area papers on the use of chemicals in various aquaculture systems, and the country regulations regarding their distribution and usage are included. This volume also covers the effect of chemicals on human health and environment, problems with drug-resistant fish pathogens, and the delivery of chemicals through feeds and water.

Contents

Recent Submissions

  • Use of Chemicals in Aquaculture in Asia: Proceedings of the Meeting on the Use of Chemicals in Aquaculture in Asia, 20-22 May 1996, Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines 

    Arthur, J. Richard; Lavilla-Pitogo, Celia R.; Subasinghe, Rohana P. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    The use of chemicals is common in various aquaculture systems, as it is in many agricultural practices. However, with growing worldwide awareness of the need for responsible practices in aquaculture, governments and ...
  • Chemicals in Asian aquaculture: need, usage, issues and challenges 

    Subasinghe, Rohana P.; Barg, Uwe; Tacon, Albert (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    This paper outlines the opening introductory presentation made at the “Expert Meeting on the Use of Chemicals in Aquaculture in Asia,” which was held 20-22 May 1996 at the SEAFDEC facilities in Tigbauan, Iloilo, the ...
  • Antibacterial chemotherapy in aquaculture: review of practice, associated risks and need for action 

    Inglis, V. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    This paper briefly reviews the use of chemicals to prevent and treat bacterial diseases in aquaculture, and provides a detailed summary of the current state of knowledge on the development of bacterial resistance to ...
  • Ecological effects of the use of chemicals in aquaculture 

    Weston, Donald P. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    Many aquaculture chemicals are, by their very nature, biocidal, and may be released to the surrounding environment at toxic concentrations either through misuse, or in some cases, even by following generally accepted ...
  • Transferable drug resistance plasmids in fish-pathogenic bacteria 

    Aoki, Takashi (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    Chemotherapeutic agents have been developed for treating bacterial infections and have been widely used for cultured fish for the last 30 years in Japan. The extensive use of chemotherapeutants has resulted in an increase ...
  • The use of chemicals in aquafeed 

    Boonyaratpalin, Mali (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    Various chemicals and additives used in fish and shrimp feeds may have impacts on animal health, product quality and the environment. This paper reviews the use and effects of vitamins (vitamins C and E), essential fatty ...
  • Human health aspects of the use of chemicals in aquaculture, with special emphasis on food safety and regulations 

    Sinhaseni, Palarp; Limpoka, Malinee; Samatiwat, Ornrat (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    Safe and wholesome food is essential for good health. Therefore, when one considers health issues related to unsafe foods, recorded morbidity and mortality as well as economic losses in a population must be included. Due ...
  • Preliminary review of the legal framework governing the use of chemicals in aquaculture in Asia 

    Van Houtte, Annick (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    This preliminary review looks into legislation governing the use of chemicals in aquaculture in Asia. Brief assessments are made of the legislation relating to chemical contamination and the use of veterinary drugs and ...
  • The use of chemicals in carp and shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam 

    Phillips, Michael (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    This paper provides an overview on the use of chemicals in seven countries in Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Laos PDR, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam), with an emphasis on coastal shrimp aquaculture and inland carp ...
  • The use of chemicals in aquaculture in India 

    Pathak, S.C.; Ghosh, S.K.; Palanisamy, K. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    A review of the use of chemotherapeutants and other chemicals and drugs in Indian aquaculture is presented. A large number of products are used for various purposes such as soil and water treatments, disinfectants, piscicides, ...
  • The use of chemicals in aquaculture in Indonesia 

    Supriyadi, Hambali; Rukyani, Akhmad (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    Aquaculture systems in Indonesia have developed toward intensive culture. As a result of intensification of fish culture, increased outbreaks of disease have occurred. Various chemotherapeutic agents like antibiotics and ...
  • Government regulations concerning the use of chemicals in aquaculture in Japan 

    Wilder, Marcy N. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    In Japan, fisheries research activity is of a very diversified nature and is overseen by the national and prefectural governments. Regarding the use of chemicals in aquaculture, various regulations exist to protect the ...
  • The use of chemicals in aquaculture in Malaysia and Singapore 

    Mohamed, Shariff; Nagaraj, Gopinath; Chua, F. H. C.; Wang, Y. G. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    Aquaculture is an increasingly important force in both the Malaysian as well as the Singaporean economies. In recent years, Singapore has focused on the aquarium fish trade, making it one of the largest ornamental fish ...
  • The use of chemicals in aquaculture in the People's Republic of China 

    Yulin, Jiang (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    Aquaculture in China has developed very rapidly in recent years. Chemicals have become important tools in the control of disease and prevention of losses in various culture systems. The occurrence of diseases stimulated ...
  • The use of chemotherapeutic agents in shrimp hatcheries in Sri Lanka 

    Wijegoonawardena, P.K.M.; Siriwardena, P.P.G.S.N. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    In Sri Lanka, the active promotion of chemical products to prevent disease in shrimp hatcheries has led to an increase in the use of drugs and chemicals without much emphasis on understanding their efficacies. A survey was ...
  • The use of chemicals in aquaculture in Taiwan, Province of China 

    Liao, I. Chiu; Guo, Jiin Ju; Su, Mao-Sen (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    Aquaculture in Taiwan has a history of more than three centuries. To satisfy consumer preferences, a wide variety of aquatic species, 71 in 1993, are being cultured in Taiwan. It is difficult to control diseases when many ...
  • The use of chemicals in aquaculture in Thailand 

    Tonguthai, Kamonporn (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    In Thailand, many chemicals are used to treat diseases of cultured aquatic animals and to improve water quality in culture facilities. Along with the intensification of aquaculture practices that has occurred in recent ...
  • Workshop summary 

    Arthur, J. Richard; Lavilla-Pitogo, Celia R.; Subasinghe, Rohana P. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
  • The use of chemicals in aquaculture in the Philippines 

    Cruz-Lacierda, Erlinda R.; De la Peña, Leobert.; Lumanlan-Mayo, Susan. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)
    The intensification of aquaculture in the Philippines has made the use of chemicals and biological products inevitable. A recent survey conducted nation wide among shrimp and milkfish culture facilities revealed the use ...