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Fish Ethology and Welfare Group

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FishEthoGroup
Description 

We conduct research on ethology and welfare of aquatic animals. Other activities include developing an open-access database on the welfare of farmed fish, providing consultancy services for fish farms and organizing training actions at scientific and industry levels.

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The Fish Ethology and Welfare Group develops its activity in 4 main pillars:

  • Fundamental research on the ethology and welfare of aquatic animals (namely fish), including not only proximate mechanisms underlying behaviour such as endocrinology, neurobiology and transcriptomics, but also ultimate mechanisms such as ecology, evolution, adaptation and selection (see publications);
  • An open-access database on welfare of farmed aquatic animals, reviewing essential welfare criteria for all aquatic animal species currently farmed worldwide (see FishEthoBase);
  • Consultancy for fish farms with the aim of establishing welfare standards for aquaculture (see the CAREFISH project);

The Fish Ethology and Welfare Group stems from a collaboration between the Swiss NGO fair-fish International and CCMAR. Fair-fish has been involved in campaigning, research and consultancy in welfare in fisheries and fish farming since 1997, and currently provides the funding for the personnel involved in the group. CCMAR became the institutional host of the research team in October 2018.

 

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Membros atuais (ver em tabela)
Former
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Pablo Arechavala-López (IMEDEA/CSIC, Spain)
Jenny Volstorf
Sebastian Scholz
Billo Heinzpeter-Studer
Membros atuais (ver em grelha)
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Publications
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Arechavala-López PA, Nazzaro-Alvarez J, Jardí-Pons A, et al. Linking stocking densities and feeding strategies with social and individual stress responses on gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Physiology & Behavior. 2020;213. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112723
Saraiva JL, Arechavala-López PA, Castanheira MF, Volstorf J, Studer BHeinzpeter. A Global Assessment of Welfare in Farmed Fishes: The Fishethobase. Fishes. 2019. doi:10.3390/fishes4020030
Arechavala-López PA, Diaz-Gil C, Saraiva JL, et al. Effects of structural environmental enrichment on welfare of juvenile seabream (Sparus aurata). Aquaculture Reports. 2019;15. doi:10.1016/j.aqrep.2019.100224
Saraiva JL. Fish Lives Matter! Science-based evidence and directions for humane fish farming. 2019.
Saraiva JL, Arechavala-Lopez P. Welfare of Fish—No Longer the Elephant in the Room. Fishes. 2019;4:39–0. doi:10.3390/fishes4030039
Arechavala-López PA, Saraiva JL. Welfare Of Cultured And Experimental Fishes. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI; 2019. doi:10.3390/books978-3-03921-711-3
Höglund E, Moltesen M, Castanheira MF, et al. Contrasting neurochemical and behavioural profiles reflects stress coping styles but not stress responsiveness in farmed gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Physiology and Behavior. 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112759
Saraiva JL, Castanheira MF, Arechavala-López PA, Bray P, Studer BHeinzpeter. The CAREFISH project: establishing scientific welfare standards in fish farming certification. 2018.
Projects
Activities
Activity type 
Seminário
Pablo Arechavala-Lopez irá falar sobre environmental enrichment that is considered a potential tool to improve or promote fish welfare in captive animals.
Qui, 14/11/2019
at 
Anfiteatro B | Complexo Pedagógico I Gambelas Campus
Activity type 
Evento Científico
A 3ª edição do Summer Shoal tem como objetivo reunir stakeholders interessados no "fish world" e integrar perspectivas frequentemente percebidas como antagónicas, de modo a identificar caminhos...
Ter, 10/09/2019 a Sex, 13/09/2019
at 
Ria Formosa
Activity type 
Seminário
Next week, November 8nd, at 1:30 pm on Amph. 1.8 (bd8).
Qua, 08/11/2017
at 
Anf.1.8 ( bd 8) - Gambelas Campus UAlg
News
News 
Os cientistas já sabiam que muitas espécies usam a comunicação química nas suas interações sociais, mas num estudo recentemente publicado na revista Scientific Reports, um grupo de investigadores do Centro de Ciências do Mar, dá...
João Saraiva is going to re-join CCMAR, leading a new research group focused in Ethology and Welfare. Welcome back João!
RESEARCH TREND ALERT: Now that eco-concerns have pushed the agenda towards sustainable aquaculture, it is time to address welfare in fish farming.
O investigador do CCMAR, João Saraiva, apresentou o seu trabalho no European Maritime Day 2019.
A terceira edição do Summer Shoal, dedicada ao bem-estar dos peixes, foi organizada pela primeira vez em Portugal e foi um enorme sucesso.
O novo livro “Welfare of Cultured and Experimental Fishes” foi recentemente editado pelos investigadores do Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR) João L. Saraiva e Pablo Arechavala-Lopez. O bem-estar de peixes é um campo em...