fair-fish international association — Wild-Caught Fish Welfare Standards

(Image courtesy of the fair-fish international association.)

 

Grant investigators: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €2,300,000 ($2,672,830 at the time of conversion) over four years to the fair-fish international association (fair-fish) to support research for and the implementation of the world’s first welfare certification standards for wild-caught fish. fair-fish will develop the standards in partnership with the Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), the Fish Ethology and Welfare Group, the DeMos Institute, and Friend of the Sea.

This follows our March 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Dyrevernalliansen — Fish Welfare (2021)


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $300,000 over two years to Dyrevernalliansen (The Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance) to support efforts to improve fish welfare in Norway. Dyrevernalliansen intends to use this funding to secure corporate commitments to fish welfare improvements.

This follows our February 2017 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Compassion in World Farming — Fish Welfare and Efforts to End Cages (2021)

Fish welfare exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Compassion in World Farming.)

Grant investigators: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended four grants totaling £3,648,000 over three years ($5,055,105 at the time of conversion) to Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to support work on fish welfare and efforts to end the use of cages and crates for all farmed animal species in Europe. Our farm animal welfare team believes that these programs have built momentum and are well-positioned to seize the current window of opportunity in Europe.

This follows our September 2019 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology — Fish Welfare Certification Standards


Grant Investigator: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €193,000 ($237,043 at the time of conversion) over two years to the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology to support the development of welfare certification standards for sea bass and sea bream farms in Spain. The standards will be adopted by WelfairTM, Spain’s largest farm animal welfare certifier.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

FAI Farms — Carp, Tilapia, and Shrimp Welfare

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a contract of $1,800,000 over two years with FAI Farms to improve the welfare of carp, tilapia, and shrimp — three of the most numerous vertebrate species — in East Asia, Thailand, and Brazil. FAI Farms intends to use this funding to conduct and share the results of welfare assessments.

This follows our April 2019 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Eurogroup for Animals — Fish Welfare (2021)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €986,000 (approximately $1,190,000 at the time of conversion) over two years to Eurogroup for Animals to support its fish welfare advocacy. This will allow Eurogroup for Animals to continue and expand its EU-level political advocacy, its support of its member groups’ advocacy in member states, and its support for corporate reforms and increased research funding on fish welfare. Our farm animal welfare team considers building the field of fish welfare advocacy a priority because fish are likely the most numerous vertebrate farmed animals.

This follows our September 2018 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Animal Protection Denmark — Wild-Caught Fish Welfare

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $283,000 over two years to Animal Protection Denmark to support research on ways to improve the welfare of wild-caught fish. This funding is intended to enable Animal Protection Denmark to study the feasibility of developing a more humane slaughter method to minimize the suffering of wild-caught pelagic fish.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Changing Markets Foundation — Fish Welfare Retail Campaigns


Grant Investigator: Amanda Hungerford and Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $500,000 to the Changing Markets Foundation to support work on global investor engagement and on retailer and investor fish welfare campaigns in Spain, France, Austria, and Switzerland.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Wageningen University & Research — Wild-Caught Fish Welfare


Grant Investigator: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €473,260 ($519,434 at the time of conversion) over three years to Wageningen University & Research to support work led by Hendrik Kramer, Michelle Boonstra, and Hans van de Vis to develop and implement a humane stunning system for wild-caught demersal fish.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.