Poppin’ the Prophylactics: an Analysis of Antibiotics in Aquaculture

Afsaneh L. Mortaza
This paper will focus on the problems associated with the use of prophylactic and therapeutic antibiotics used in aquaculture internationally. Aquaculture can, in theory, be a beneficial way of sustainably harvesting fish—but only if done correctly. This paper will provide a background of scientific analysis as to how and why antibiotics are used and detail the problems associated with excessive use, including antibiotic resistance, residues found in human food and accumulation of antibiotics in the...
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