Research for ANIT Committee: Particular welfare needs in animal transport: aquatic animals

20-05-2021

The purpose of this study is to analyse the particular welfare needs in live animal transport of aquatic animals. The in-depth analysis describes the key causes of suffering in relation to the needs of farmed fish, and explores strengths and weaknesses in the EU regulation and in current guidelines. Recommendations are made to mitigate the many welfare challenges identified in the study.

The purpose of this study is to analyse the particular welfare needs in live animal transport of aquatic animals. The in-depth analysis describes the key causes of suffering in relation to the needs of farmed fish, and explores strengths and weaknesses in the EU regulation and in current guidelines. Recommendations are made to mitigate the many welfare challenges identified in the study.

External author

João L. SARAIVA, Pablo ARECHAVALA-LOPEZ, María J. CABRERA-ÁLVAREZ Douglas WALEY (co-ordinating author)