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New paper published!

Recently, our team members Ana Rita Oliveira, María J. Cabrera-Álvarez, João L. Saraiva and Pablo Arechavala-Lopez co-authored the paper titled 'Structural enrichment promotes natural behaviour and welfare of captive gilthead seabream broodstock', which was published in the Applied Animal Behaviour Science journal.

The authors monitored behaviors and stress markers of gilthead seabream broodstock over several months in conditions with structural enrichment, compared to a standard rearing environment. They found that the enrichment evoked positive changes in spatial distribution, swimming activity, social interactions and feeding behaviour, with no detrimental effects on any performance indicator.

>> If you would like to access this new paper, click here.

(posted on 2024/05/21)

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FishEthoGroup is a team of motivated professionals focused on improving fish welfare based on their behaviours.
We develop scientific and applied actions to reach our goals by promoting research, helping to disseminate knowledge, giving consultancy, and training about fish welfare. 

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Who we are


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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What we stand for

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.


What we do


What we do

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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If you are interested in scientific and technical expertise applied to welfare in fish farming, please contact us.

We develop custom-made welfare solutions for your initiatives, as consultancy in farms or other facilities, tailored courses, guidance, certification requirements or systems, specific research studies and welfare protocols (see What we do).

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