Humane Slaughter Association — Wild Caught Fish Welfare

Organization Name 
Award Date 
3/2019
Grant Amount 
$570,402
Purpose 
To support research on ways to improve the welfare of wild-caught fish.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £430,915 ($570,402.19 at time of conversion) over two years to the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to support research on ways to improve the welfare of wild-caught fish. This will allow HSA to seek proposals for a peer-reviewed and published systematic review of current fish slaughter practices, potential changes to the catching process to minimize suffering, and new stunning methods that could be more humane than current practices, economically viable for wide adoption, and feasible for on-ship use.

This follows our June 2017 grant and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.