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New short profiles published at FishEthoBase!

FishEthoBase is the first online and open access database to assemble ethological scientific knowledge on farmed fishes systematically. This database from fair-fish international targets scientists and practitioners, but also NGOs, the general public, and other possible stakeholders.

We have published two more short profiles in the FishEthoBase. These are about Smallscale mud carp (Cirrhinus microlepis) and Mud carp (Cirrhinus molitorella), which are Asian cyprinid fish species. Smallscale mud carp is one of the most important fished species in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, whereas Mud carp is one of the most important species cultured in inland water bodies in southern China. Such profiles were authored by Caroline Marques Maia.

If you would like to access such new short profiles at fair-fish database, please click here and here.

(posted on 2022/12/02)

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Who we are

We are a non-profit association bridging the gaps between science and the stakeholders in the aquaculture sector: producers, certifiers, retailers, NGOs, policy makers and consumers. Our goal is to study and improve the welfare of farmed fishes and other aquatic animals by applying ethological scientific knowledge into best practices in fish farming.


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Throughout the years, our team has been involved in many areas of the aquaculture sector, from scientific research to campaigning, from auditing to policy. We use that expertise to promote the welfare of fishes through many initiatives with our partners and collaborators.


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We develop science-based solutions to assess and improve the welfare of captive and wild-caught fishes. In our approach, we apply a strong background in aquaculture and ethology to address the welfare of fishes. We use state-of-the-art knowledge on the behaviour of a species to understand how its welfare is affected under farming conditions and what we can do to promote it.


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