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Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences

Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences

2016, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part DECEMBER
Education in Aquatic Medicine - A Need of the Hour for Sustainable Aquaculture in India
Author(s): Prakash Patil, K.M. Shankar
Abstract: Aquaculture, a fastest growing food production sector in the world including India, is facing an array of challenges as the intensification of culture activities spreads infectious diseases at all stages of production. In addition, zoonosis, non-communicable diseases related to water chemistry and nutrition and communicable diseases due to viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites are taking heavy toll with significant economic loss in India. Hence, the management of diseases and aquatic animals’ health is utmost important, and the knowledge on aquatic medicine is becoming a principal pre-requisite in the new era of aquaculture development. In this short review, we have highlighted the importance of education on aquatic medicine as a need of the hour for sustainability in Indian aquaculture.
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