Mythbusters: What's Real and What's Not When It Comes to Using Fish Drugs
The rigorous drug approval process requires extensive data to demonstrate that a drug is safe and effective for fish, as well as safe to humans and the environment, manufactured and packaged properly, and labeled to avoid misuse. It is incumbent upon fisheries professionals to use approved drugs judiciously. However, the rigors of the approval process assume a naive user—if inexperienced personnel can be expected to apply these products successfully, experienced fisheries professionals certainly can. This presentation will address concerns regarding drug use in fish culture from a fishery biologist’s perspective.