Fish welfare Project

Fish welfare in aquaculture production chain is a very important topic.

Sustainability is also about reducing unnecessary suffering to farmed fish. For this reason, in 2017 Friend of the Sea started a collaboration with a Swiss research group, Fair Fish, which thanks to a generous funding from Open Philanthropy started a scientific research project whose purpose is to improve fish welfare.

To carry out this project, Friend of the Sea organized field visits by researchers to its certified farms for aquaculture products, where researchers collected and analyzed data on farms, and extrapolated parameters that were finally used to create 24 species-specific checklists.

The scientific approach, the field visits and the invaluable support of the Friend of the Sea certified companies were fundamental to achieve this goal.

Friend of the Sea will shortly begin the revision process to approve these new checklists.

Any stakeholder is invited to provide comments during this incoming revision process.