The Welfare of Fish
by Tore S. Kristiansen, Anders Fernö, Michalis A. Pavlidis, Hans van de Vis
This book investigates how fish experience their lives, their amazing senses and abilities, and how human actions impact their quality of life. The authors examine the concept of fish welfare and the scientific knowledge behind the inclusion of fish within the moral circle, and how this knowledge can change the way we treat fish in the future. In many countries fish are already protected by animal welfare legislation in the same way as mammals, but in practice there is still a major gap between how we ethically view these groups and how we actually treat them. The poor treatment of fish represents a massive animal welfare problem in aquaculture and fisheries, both in terms of the number of animals affected and the severity of the welfare issues.
Thanks to its interdisciplinary scope, this thought-provoking book appeals to professionals, academics and students in the fields of animal welfare, cognition and physiology, as well as fisheries and aquaculture management.
- Offers vital insights into the life of fishes and their amazing abilities
- Introduces readers to the knowledge base for including fish within the moral circle
- The first book to address the welfare of wild, farmed and ornamental fishes