What are the animal welfare issues in farming fish? Is intensive aquaculture similar to intensive land-based livestock production? With seafood popular on the plate for many Australians, millions of fish are farmed every year to meet demand. With this increased popularity there’s also growing interest in how these fish are farmed.
Here we’ve answered some of the questions you’ve been asking the RSPCA.
The RSPCA’s standards for farmed Atlantic salmon focus on providing a well-managed environment for better fish welfare. If you have a favourite salmon brand, please get in touch with them and let them know that animal welfare is important to you.
Do you have a question about fish welfare or are interested to know more? Let us know in the comments.
Want more? Fish Welfare: what the science is telling us and Aquaculture put simply