Feb. 9, 2024

Find out what Caroline Marques Maia from our partner Fish Ethology and Welfare Group has to share about her contributions to our project.

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Feb. 9, 2024

The Carefish/catch project aims to assess global animal welfare impacts in fisheries, thus identifying the potential for reducing animal suffering during catching. It is a pioneering approach in a complex field marked by dozens of fishing methods and hundreds of species concerned.

To achieve our goals, we count on the knowledge and experience of our consortium members in previous projects dedicated to welfare in fish farming, which are now applied to the fisheries.

If you are interested, watch the video and find out what Caroline Marques Maia from our partner Fish Ethology and Welfare Group has to share about her contributions to our project.

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Our goals

The welfare of wild-caught fish has been overlooked in practice, research, advocacy, and policy. The Carefish/catch project aims to promote better fishing standards, by addressing 5 main goals:

  • assess global animal welfare impacts in fisheries
  • identify the potential of reducing animal suffering in various fishing methods and species
  • analyse the economic and social feasibility of the improvements suggested
  • raise problem and solution awareness in general and specific audiences
  • implement welfare guidelines into the Friend of the Sea fisheries certification scheme

Our reports

One important objective of the project is to identify keypoints of welfare hazards and suggest improvements to reduce suffering of individuals in specific fishing methods. This would enable the establishment of welfare standards into the fisheries sector throughout a series of recommendations and guidelines to be implemented into fisheries certifications.

Our welfare assessment reports in fisheries:

 
fair-fish international
Talweg 159
8610 Uster
Switzerland
 
Tel. +41 79 255 61 77
mail@carefish.net