Assessment of Frozen Uncooked Imported Prawns for Antimicrobial-Resistant Micro-organisms of Aquaculture and Public Health Significance and residues of Ag-vet chemicals

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Future Fisheries Veterinary Service Pty Ltd

Principal Investigator:

Matt A. Landos

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FRDC Expenditure:



Communities, Industry


1. Define the identity of bacteria and their status with respect to phenotypic and genotypic antimicrobial resistance associated with imported frozen uncooked prawn commodities

2. Quantify the type and level of antibiotic and agricultural chemical residue in a range of imported prawn commodities purchased at Australian retail outlets

3. Discuss the implications of studies findings in respect of biosecurity controls and how they can contribute to protection of the productivity of the prawn farming industry and protection of human health