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.
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €565,000 ($630,370 at the time of conversion) over two years to the fair-fish international association (FFI) for general support. This grant is intended to help FFI develop welfare profiles for more species in its FishEthoBase database, conduct and disseminate research on new fish welfare solutions, and consult with fish farms to comply with new fish welfare standards adopted by Friend of the Sea and others.
The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of €375,000 ($453,841 at the time of conversion) over two years to the fair-fish international association (FFI) for a farmed fish welfare assessment and standards project. FFI’s research team, FishEthoBase, will work jointly with fish welfare certifier Friend of the Sea (FOS) to assess fish welfare at approximately 50% of all FOS-certified farms. Findings from these assessments will then be used to create farm-specific improvement recommendations and to develop animal welfare criteria for possible inclusion in FOS standards. Additionally, FFI plans to share its findings through formal presentations at academic and industry conferences.
Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, began looking into funding opportunities related to farmed fish welfare last year, due to the number of animals affected by fish farming.
FFI intends to use these funds for expenses related to onsite consulting, standards development, project management, travel, conference participation and presentations, and media and public relations.
This grant falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.
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