Overuse of antibiotics threatens China’s fish farms, scientists warn

Apr 2, 2021 | INVESTING

Excessive use of antibiotics could ruin China’s booming seafood industry, a new study has warned.China produces more than 80 per cent of the world’s mariculture products, but the seafood farms are responsible for dumping large quantities of antibiotics into the ocean – raising the risk that drug resistant superbugs will develop.Data collected from many locations along China’s 32,000km coast line in recent years suggested that the antibiotics were building up at an alarming pace and were being…

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