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  1. Ethics, Law, and the Science of Fish Welfare

    Contributor(s):: Allen, Colin

  2. The leading Canadian NGOs' discourse on fish farming: from ecocentric intuitions to biocentric solutions

    Contributor(s):: Pigeon, L. E., Letourneau, L.

    The development of the aquaculture industry in Canada has triggered a conflict of a scope never seen before. As stated in Young and Matthews' The Aquaculture Controversy, this debate has "mushroomed over the past several decades to become one of the most bitter and stubborn face-offs over...

  3. Fish in aquariums for aesthetically enhancing public spaces (AAEPS): an incipient welfare issue?

    Contributor(s):: Soo, P., Todd, P. A.

    In Disney/Pixar's phenomenally popular animated film Finding Nemo (Stanton, 2003), one of the central themes of fish welfare was highlighted when the moorish idol, Gill, commented, "Fish aren't meant to be kept in a box, kid. It does things to you." The notion that fish might have the capacity to...

  4. Current issues in fish welfare

    Contributor(s):: Huntingford, F. A., Adams, C., Braithwaite, V. A., Kadri, S., Pottinger, T. G., Sandoe, P., Turnbull, J. F.

    This article presents a broad overview of the current understanding of a number of issues relating to the welfare of cultured and wild fish. Relationships between science, ethics and welfare; the perception of fear and pain; the costs and benefits of human interactions with fishes; natural...

  5. Animal welfare and organic aquaculture in open systems

    Contributor(s):: Cottee, S. Y., Petersan, P.

    The principles of organic farming espouse a holistic approach to agriculture that promotes sustainable and harmonious relationships amongst the natural environment, plants and animals, as well as regard for animals' physiological and behavioral needs. However, open aquaculture systems - both...

  6. Consumer attitudes towards the development of animal-friendly husbandry systems

    Contributor(s):: Frewer, L. J., Kole, A., Kroon, S. M. A. van de, Lauwere, C. de

    Recent policy developments in the area of livestock husbandry have suggested that, from the perspective of optimizing animal welfare, new animal husbandry systems should be developed that provide opportunities for livestock animals to be raised in environments where they are permitted to engage...

  7. Special Issue: Animal welfare in a broad perspective. Papers from the Nordic Network of Agriculture and Food Ethics. (Special Issue: Animal welfare in a broad perspective. Papers from the Nordic Network of Agriculture and Food Ethics.)

    Contributor(s):: Rocklinsberg, H., Gjerris, M.

    This special issue is a compilation of articles from dispersed research groups and individual PhD students which focus on interdisciplinary works on animal welfare involved in Nordic agri-aquaculture field and food ethics. Topics discussed are: how to consider the value of farm animals in...

  8. Sustainable aquaculture: are we getting there? Ethical perspectives on salmon farming. (Special Issue: Animal welfare in a broad perspective. Papers from the Nordic Network of Agriculture and Food Ethics.)

    Contributor(s):: Olesen, I., Myhr, A. I., Rosendal, G. K.

    Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal producing sector in the world and is expected to play an important role in global food supply. Along with this growth, concerns have been raised about the environmental effects of escapees and pollution, fish welfare, and consumer health as well as the...

  9. Ethical issues in aquaculture production

    Contributor(s):: Grigorakis, K.

    The ethical issues raised by aquaculture were analyzed. A modification of the Ethical Matrix of the Food Ethics Council for the evaluation of novel foods was used; the Ethical Matrix was changed in order to include the various aquaculture production stages separately. The following stages were...

  10. Farming salmon ethically

    Contributor(s):: Needham, E. A., Lehman, H.

    Salmon farming is a rapidly expanding industry. In order for it to develop in an ethical manner, many ethical issues must be confronted. Among these are questions regarding the quality of life of salmon on farms. To develop reasonable answers to these questions considerable thought must be...

  11. General approach to fish welfare and to the concept of sentience in fish

    Following a request from the European Commission, the AHAW Panel was asked to deliver a Scientific Opinion on the animal welfare aspects of husbandry systems for farmed fish. In addition to the already adopted scientific opinions regarding six different species of farmed fish, a scientific...

  12. Fish farming and disease - behavioural aspects

    Contributor(s):: Bucke, D.

  13. Effect of water renewal on dominance hierarchy of juvenile Nile tilapia

    Contributor(s):: Goncalves-de-Freitas, E., Teresa, F. B., Gomes, F. S., Giaquinto, P. C.

    Nile tilapia social position (Oreochromis niloticus) can be mediated by multiple channels, including chemical communication. Absence of chemical cues in the environment prevents hierarchical settlement among pairs, and enhances time spent in confrontations. The aim of this study was to test the...

  14. Effects of growth hormone transgenes on the behavior and welfare of aquacultured fishes: a review identifying research needs. (Special issue: Fish Behaviour and Welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Hallerman, E. M., McLean, E., Fleming, I. A.

    Expression of a growth hormone (GH) transgene can achieve dramatic impacts upon the performance of aquaculture stocks, for example, increasing the growth rate of coho salmon 11-fold. With the prospect of improved production efficiency, some aquaculturists want to produce transgenic fish...

  15. Fish welfare: current issues in aquaculture. (Special issue: Fish Behaviour and Welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Ashley, P. J.

    With the continued growth of the aquaculture industry and increasing scientific discussion over the potential for negative events to give rise to suffering, research into the welfare of cultured fish is vital. How we define and measure welfare is cause for debate, particularly in fish. However,...

  16. Aquaculture and restocking: implications for conservation and welfare. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Braithwaite, V. A., Salvanes, A. G. V.

    As the harvesting of fish through commercial fisheries becomes both harder and less economically viable, the world is becoming increasingly dependent on aquaculture to provide fish for human consumption. The closely related activity of stock enhancement, whereby large numbers of fish are reared...