Presentation of the fair-fish database | catch at "Catch Welfare Platform" kick-off conference: fair-fish presented the new catch branch of the fair-fish database in Bergen/Norway. The occasion was the kick off of a new platform to bring different stakeholders in fisheries together on the topic of welfare of aquatic species. → read more
For us, behaviour is the most important indicator of the welfare state of an individual. By describing the behaviour of aquatic animals in the wild and in captivity, we aim to assess the species’ potential on the welfare continuum.
Because we rely on scientific sources, this gives us the reliable, valid, and objective basis for recommendations on how to avoid harm and how to improve welfare.
The goal is to bridge the gap between science and the stakeholders in the aquaculture and fisheries sector: producers, fishing people, certifiers, retailers, NGOs, policy makers, and consumers.
The fair-fish database is a project launched and managed by fair-fish, under cooperation with FishEthoGroup.
fair-fish is an NGO aiming at increasing welfare of aquatic animals in captivity and decreasing welfare hazards during catching, applying fair trade with fishermen and -women, and protecting the environment.
FishEthoGroup is a non-profit institution dedicated to research and improving the welfare of aquatic animals. Its role in the fair-fish database is to provide content for the species profiles as well as collaborating in the discussions on the development and structure of the database.