Laboratory manual of standardized methods for analysis of pesticide and antibiotic residues in aquaculture products

Author: Ilda G. Borlongan, Joyce Ng Poh Chuan
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•Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 9718511660


Aquaculture production in Southeast Asia has grown rapidly and is now a major contributor to food supply worldwide. The use of chemicals in aquaculture systems for various purposes is widely recognized. While aquaculturists acknowledge that some operations are reliant on chemical usage, they also realize the potential danger associated with chemical misuse. The increasing use of chemicals in aquaculture has led to widespread public concern because pesticide and antibiotic residues could eventually end up in aquaculture products. Because of their potential adverse effect on human health, governments worldwide set limits on allowable levels of chemical
residues in food and animal feeds and monitor these levels. The monitoring and enforcement actions are, however, dependent on the technical capability to detect residues. Realizing this need, the Government of Japan through the Trust Fund's Fish Disease Project funded a project to standardize methodologies for detection of pesticide and antibiotic residues in aquaculture products. Two separate studies were implemented by the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD, Philippines) and the Marine Fisheries Research Department (SEAFDEC/MFRD, Singapore) on pesticide and antibiotic residues, respectively. The results of these studies are the basis for this manual, which will benefit all those involved in the monitoring and enforcement aspects of chemical residue limits in aquaculture products in the region.

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