Making presentations at scientific events is also an important part of our activities to spread the word and share knowledge about fish behavior and welfare. We believe that scientific dissemination is as important as any other of our actions to help improving the welfare of farmed fishes in a practical way.
As part of this, María J. Cabrera-Álvarez and Ana Rita Oliveira from our team made oral presentations at IX Iberian Congress of Ichthyology, which is happening in Porto, Portugal. María talked about "Husbandry Procedure Effects on Brood-Stock Gilthead Seabream’s Heart Rate Housed under Enriched and Bare Environments" and Ana Rita talked about "Effects of Environmental Enrichment on the Welfare of Gilthead Seabream Broodstock".
It was a successful and fruitful opportunity to share our ideas and exchange knowledge!
(posted on 2022/06/22)➜
Event page for more information here.
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.
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.
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.