The use of chemicals in aquaculture in the People's Republic of China.
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Aquaculture in China has developed very rapidly in recent years. Chemicals have become important tools in the control of disease and prevention of losses in various culture systems. The occurrence of diseases stimulated the development and production of drugs for aquatic culture systems, and promoted research on chemicals and their applications. Meanwhile, there exist some problems in the application of chemicals; and there are some potential risks in their usage in aquaculture which should not be neglected. This paper describes the use of chemicals for the prevention and control of diseases in aquaculture in China. Their production, marketing, and usage, as well as associated problems and adverse impacts are also discussed. Approaches and practices to prevent diseases are also given. National regulations, on-going research and other aspects of the use of chemicals in aquaculture in China are also highlighted......