About this Research Topic
Intensive fish production systems have important negative consequences for the animals including impaired health and erratic behaviour. For many industries, their main goal is to achieve higher production whilst majority of the time, welfare is not take it into consideration.
Better conditions for intensively produced farm animals, including fish, should result in improved efficiency and performance and higher quality product for consumers. We welcome papers demonstrating such effects.
This research topic is related to the welfare of farmed fish. Fish welfare is related to how we treat our fish: the type of feed, how often we feed them, the stocking density that it is used, the environment where they are growing, how we grow them, from fertilized egg to fish ready to sell for public consumption.
This Research Topic should address fish welfare during the whole growth period, and may also include papers on the attitudes and perceptions of stakeholders, including fish farmers and public about fish welfare.
Keywords: Aquaculture, fish, welfare, behaviour
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