Fish and Aquatic Conservation

Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership - Resources

Quick Desk Reference Guide to Approved Aquaculture Drugs

Need an easy-to-use resource to help you know what aquaculture drugs are approved by FDA and what they can be used for? Download the Quick Desk Reference Guide to Approved Drugs for Use in Aquaculture (updated April 2015). As an added bonus, the Guide includes examples on how to calculate amount of each drug to use for a particular situation.

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Uses of Fishes in Research

The Guidelines for Use of Fishes in Research was developed to provide a structure that advances appropriate attention toward valid experimental designs and procedures with aquatic animals while ensuring humane treatment of the experimental subjects. At a practical level, the Guidelines are intended to provide general recommendations on field and laboratory endeavors, such as sampling, holding, and handling fishes; to offer information on administrative matters, including regulations and permits; and to address typical ethical concerns, such as perceptions of pain or discomfort experienced by experimental subjects.

The Guidelines was developed for general use by investigators within the United States: therefore, the roles, responsibilities, and informational needs of Institutional Animal Care and use Committees (IACUCs) were given specific attention.