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Fish Welfare Initiative
in China

China has untapped potential for better fish welfare policies and sustainable farming.


of the world's farmed fishes are reared in China.



of aquatic animals are raised in China.

Since 2020, Fish Welfare Initiative has

published a scoping report on fish welfare in Chinese aquaculture.

partnered with the International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare (ICCAW).

co-hosted the first Aquatic Animal Welfare Forum at the World Conference on Farm Animal Welfare (WCFAW).

identified two priority species for welfare interventions.

Explore all this and more below.

The future of fish welfare in China is promising.

Aquatic animal welfare is a relatively new sphere of research in China and the rest of the world. Our work so far has revealed many opportunities to identify roadmaps for welfare work in China.

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