The IX Iberian Congress of Ichthyology (SIBIC) (June 20, 2022):

  • María J. Cabrera-Álvarez: Husbandry procedure effects on brood-stock gilthead seabream’s heart rate housed under enriched and bare environments. 
  • Ana Rita Oliveira: Effects of Environmental Enrichment on the Welfare of Gilthead Seabream Broodstock 

Online event of Eurogroup for Animals - Fish welfare in aquaculture: the practical approach to husbandry, health and consumers (March 22, 2022):

  • João Saraiva: Interactive fish welfare training.


Webinar - The need for welfare legislation for aquatic animals (December 01, 2021):

  • João Saraiva: Fish have minds but who minds the fish?

VII Simpósio Zebrafish - como modelo animal de pesquisa (November 25, 2021):

  • Caroline Marques Maia: Respostas de preferência dos peixes aplicadas ao seu bem-estar com ênfase no zebrafish

XXXVIII Encontro Anual de Etologia & III Reunião de Biologia do Comportamento do Cone Sul (November 11-13, 2021):

  • Caroline Marques Maia: Avaliação de bem-estar em peixes de produção com base na FishEthoBase

Aquaculture Europe 2021 (October 06, 2021):

  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: Structural enrichment in gilthead seabream aquaculture - fundamentals and applications
  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: Environmental preference of Nile tilapia according to behavior traits
  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: Swimming activity of gilthead seabream in swim-tunnels 
  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: Suspended structural enrichment improves growth homogeneity of juvenile seabass stocks
  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: The effect of tank cover on welfare of farmed Nile tilapia

Webinar - Unlocking the potential of tilapia aquaculture: innovation, welfare and sustainable development (July 28, 2021):

  • Caroline M Maia: general facilitator of the webinar
  • Caroline M Maia: The 5 Domains applied to fish welfare, with an emphasis on Nile Tilapia

Simpósio de Bem-Estar em Peixes (Symposium of Fish Welfare) (July 02, 2021):

  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: Enriquecimento Ambiental na Aquacultura (Environmental Enrichment in Aquaculture)
  • João Saraiva: FishEthoBase: uma plataforma mundial para o bem-estar em peixes (FishEthoBase: a world platform for fish welfare) 

Aquaculture Advisory Council - WORKING GROUP 1 Meeting (June 02, 2021):

  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: Enrichment and meeting the ethological requirements of fish

Animal Welfare Group Nigeria - Webinar (May 19, 2021):

  • João Saraiva: Fish Welfare: an ethological approach

Associacion ibérica de zoos y acuarios - AIZA Annual Congress (May 12, 2021):

  • João Saraiva: Fish Welfare: an ethological approach

Aquaculture Europe 2020 - EAS2020  (April 12-15, 2021):

  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: Structural enrichment in tanks enhances spatial cognition of juvenile gilthead seabream
  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: Using acoustic telemetry to monitor swimming behavior of gilthead seabream in sea cages (awarded)

Compassion in World Farming - Webinar (January 27, 2021):


Portuguese Ethological Society annual congress SPE2020 (November 6, 2020)

Aquatic Animal Welfare Conference (November 1-4, 2020):

Aquaculture Advisory Council Fish Welfare Seminar (October 2, 2020):

  • João Saraiva: FishEthoBase - an open access database on fish ethology and welfare

Sciaena webinar cycle on sustainable aquaculture (June 18, 2020):

  • Pablo Arechavala-Lopez: Escapees and carrying capacity

Sciaena webinar cycle on sustainable aquaculture (June 2, 2020):


Intl. Tagung Angewandte Ethologie, Freiburg (November 18, 2019):  

  • Billo Heinzpeter Studer: Erarbeitung von praxistauglichen Fischwohl-Kriterien für die Aquakultur (Keynote on the CareFish project for Friend of the Sea)

Aquaculture Advisory Council, Brussels (October 15, 2019): 

  • João L. Saraiva: Driving Mr. Tinbergen, Ethology and welfare in fish farming

Nachhaltige Beschaffung von Fisch der Stadt Wien, Vienna (October 3, 2019):

  • Billo Heinzpeter Studer: Welchen Fisch kauf ich denn nun?

Eurogroup and Open Phlinathropy grantees, Brussels (June 11, 2019): 

  • João L. Saraiva: and Billo Heinzpeter Studer: The Carefish project for FOS

1st Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture, Swansea (May 14, 2019):

  • Maria Filipa Castanheira: Fish Welfare Criteria in Worldwide Aquaculture: the CareFish Project

"Rethink Fish", European Parliament, Brussels (March 6, 2019):

  • João L. Saraiva: Science-based evidence and directions for humane fish farming.

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