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Risks to public health and the aquaculture industry associated with bacterial fish diseases and their treatment - FC1151

Description
Summary Objective:
For new and emerging bacterial pathogens, develop tools for their identification and detection and, through virulence studies, assess their potential significance for the UK aquaculture industry. For common bacterial pathogens, examine and monitor the development of antibiotic resistance strains and investigate level of risk posed. Maintain the Bacterial Culture Reference Collection.

Key Customer Purpose:
Provide the Inspectorate with the necessary tools to diagnose new bacterial diseases, enabling DEFRA to adopt suitable control measures in the event of a disease outbreak. Assess the risks posed by antibiotic resistance to the environment and the aquaculture industry.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Risks to public health and the aquaculture industry associated with bacterial fish diseases and their treatment   (838k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2006

Cost: £360,760
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Biotechnology              
Bonamia              
Finfish              
Fish Disease              
Fisheries              
Pathogens              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture