Panel on Microbial Ecology
The most commonly used chemical compounds with the potential to induce antimicrobial resistance and cross or co-resistance in bacteria are the heavy metals, copper, zinc, and cadmium. This is the conclusion in a literature review from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).
It seems unlikely that the Australian red claw clayfish will establish reproductive populations under Norwegian climate conditions, but hitchhiker organisms and infectious agents could potentially follow the import, and unless managed, may pose risks to biodiversity and aquatic animal health. This is the conclusion in a risk assessment from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).