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  1. Development & Approval Process

Aquaculture is becoming an increasingly important source of food available for human consumption. As the number of aquaculture facilities grows, so does the need to develop safe and effective drugs for treating fish diseases. The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE) is working with various government agencies and aquaculture associations to increase the number of safe and effective drugs that can be used by the aquaculture industry. The Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act of 2004  is playing a critical role in making more medications legally available to veterinarians and animal owners to treat minor animal species such as fish.  Additionally, CVM’s Office of Research (OR) has greatly expanded its commitment to aquaculture research.

These pages list Guidance documents, sections of the Policy and Procedures Manual, research projects, and other information that are used in support of CVM's aquaculture program, as well as drugs approved for use in aquaculture.



More Guidances

CVM Policy & Procedures Manual

Additional Resources


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