Antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels, global study finds – News and events, The University of York

A concern for Bangladeshi freshwater prawn and even shrimp farmers?

Actually a worry for market consumers, exporters and importers.

Recalls have happened in past and EU monitoring has led to bans.


Biosecurity used to expand commodity vannamei shrimp farming.

Countries where regulations are in place that now don’t allow farmers to grow local shrimp species !

……only allowed to grow SPF vannamei.

Saudi Arabia & South Korea.

Supposedly because local species are susceptible to diseases and not SPF.

Neat barrier to entry supporting monoculture SPF technology. Using the OIE.

This is not so good for biodiversity surely – a hot current market and global discussion.