FAI Farms plans to use these funds to work on improving the welfare of farmed tilapia. (Photo courtesy of FAI Farms)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
4/2019
Grant Amount 
$426,000
Purpose 
To develop welfare measures, an assessment protocol, and training materials for farmed tilapia welfare.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. FAI Farms staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a contract of $426,000 over two years with FAI Farms (FAI) to develop welfare measures, best practice guidelines, and training materials to improve the welfare of farmed tilapia. FAI plans to research optimal stocking density, humane transport and slaughter methods, ways to minimize handling stress, and alternatives to mouth clipping of territorial male tilapia.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we do not typically publish pages for contractor agreements, we chose to write about this funding because we view it as conceptually similar to an ordinary grant, despite its structure as a contract due to the recipient’s organizational form.