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Fish Ethology and Welfare

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FishEthoGroup
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We conduct research on ethology and welfare of aquatic animals. Other activities include developing an open-access database on the welfare of farmed fish, providing consultancy services for fish farms and organizing training actions at scientific and industry levels.

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The Fish Ethology and Welfare Group develops its activity in 4 main pillars:

  • Fundamental research on the ethology and welfare of aquatic animals (namely fish), including not only proximate mechanisms underlying behaviour such as endocrinology, neurobiology and transcriptomics, but also ultimate mechanisms such as ecology, evolution, adaptation and selection (see publications);
  • An open-access database on welfare of farmed aquatic animals, reviewing essential welfare criteria for all aquatic animal species currently farmed worldwide (see FishEthoBase);
  • Consultancy for fish farms with the aim of establishing welfare standards for aquaculture (see the CAREFISH project);

The Fish Ethology and Welfare Group stems from a collaboration between the Swiss NGO fair-fish International and CCMAR. Fair-fish has been involved in campaigning, research and consultancy in welfare in fisheries and fish farming since 1997, and currently provides the funding for the personnel involved in the group. CCMAR became the institutional host of the research team in October 2018.

 

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Antigos Membros
Other Past Members 
Pablo Arechavala-López (IMEDEA/CSIC, Spain)
Jenny Volstorf
Sebastian Scholz
Billo Heinzpeter-Studer
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Publicações
Selected Publications 
Saraiva JL, Castanheira MFilipa, Arechavala-López PA, Volstorf J, Studer BHeinzpeter. Domestication and Welfare in Farmed Fish. In: Animal Domestication. Animal Domestication. ; 2018. doi:10.5772/intechopen.77251
Saraiva JL, Arechavala-López PA, Castanheira MF, Volstorf J, Studer BHeinzpeter. A Global Assessment of Welfare in Farmed Fishes: The Fishethobase. Fishes. 2019. doi:10.3390/fishes4020030
Arechavala-López PA, Saraiva JL. Welfare Of Cultured And Experimental Fishes. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI; 2019. doi:10.3390/books978-3-03921-711-3
Todas publicações
Arechavala-López PA, Nazzaro-Alvarez J, Jardí-Pons A, et al. Linking stocking densities and feeding strategies with social and individual stress responses on gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Physiology & Behavior. 2020;213. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112723
Follana-Berná G, Palmer M, Lekanda-Guarrotxena A, Grau A, Arechavala-Lopez P. Fish density estimation using unbaited cameras: Accounting for environmental-dependent detectability. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2020;527. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2020.151376
Muñoz L, Aspillaga E, Palmer M, Saraiva JL, Arechavala-Lopez P. Acoustic telemetry: a tool to monitor fish swimming behaviour in sea-cage aquaculture. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2020. doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00645
Baduy F, Saraiva JL, Ribeiro F, Canario AVM, Guerreiro PM. Distribution and Risk Assessment of Potential Invasiveness of Australoheros facetus (Jenyns, 1842) in Portugal. Fishes. 2020;5(1). doi:10.3390/fishes5010003
Candela MGimenez, Saraiva JL, Bauer H. The legal protection of farmed fish in Europe – analysing the range of EU legislation and the impact of international animal welfare standards for the fishes in European aquaculture. dA. Derecho Animal (Forum of Animal Law Studies). 2020;11(1). doi:10.5565/rev/da.460
Diaz-Gil C, Alós J, Arechavala-Lopez P, et al. Reversible morphological changes in a juvenile marine fish after exposure to predatory alarm cues. Royal Society Open Science. 2020;7(5):191945. doi:10.1098/rsos.191945
Arechavala-Lopez P, Caballero-Froilán JC, Jiménez-García M, et al. Enriched environments enhance cognition, exploratory behaviour and brain physiological functions of Sparus aurata. Scientific Reports. 2020;10(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-020-68306-6
Saraiva JL, Arechavala-López PA, Castanheira MF, Volstorf J, Studer BHeinzpeter. A Global Assessment of Welfare in Farmed Fishes: The Fishethobase. Fishes. 2019. doi:10.3390/fishes4020030
Saraiva JL, Arechavala-Lopez P. Welfare of Fish—No Longer the Elephant in the Room. Fishes. 2019;4:39–0. doi:10.3390/fishes4030039
Arechavala-López PA, Saraiva JL. Welfare Of Cultured And Experimental Fishes. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI; 2019. doi:10.3390/books978-3-03921-711-3
Arechavala-López PA, Diaz-Gil C, Saraiva JL, et al. Effects of structural environmental enrichment on welfare of juvenile seabream (Sparus aurata). Aquaculture Reports. 2019;15. doi:10.1016/j.aqrep.2019.100224
Saraiva JL. Fish Lives Matter! Science-based evidence and directions for humane fish farming. 2019.
Höglund E, Moltesen M, Castanheira MF, et al. Contrasting neurochemical and behavioural profiles reflects stress coping styles but not stress responsiveness in farmed gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Physiology and Behavior. 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112759
Oliveira C, McStay E, Cabrita E, et al. Investigating the kisspeptin system in the hermaphrodite teleost gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2019.110624
CASTRO-FERNÁNDEZ JULIA, CASTEJÓN-SILVO INÉS, Arechavala-Lopez P, TERRADOS JORGE, Morales-Nin B. Feeding ecology of pipefish species inhabiting Mediterranean seagrasses. Mediterranean Marine Science. 2019. doi:10.12681/mms.22455
Saraiva JL, Castanheira MF, Arechavala-López PA, Bray P, Studer BHeinzpeter. The CAREFISH project: establishing scientific welfare standards in fish farming certification. 2018.
Projetos
Eventos
Tipo de Evento 
Seminário
Pablo Arechavala-Lopez irá falar sobre environmental enrichment that is considered a potential tool to improve or promote fish welfare in captive animals.
Qui, 14/11/2019
Local 
Anfiteatro B | Complexo Pedagógico I Gambelas Campus
Tipo de Evento 
Evento Científico
A 3ª edição do Summer Shoal tem como objetivo reunir stakeholders interessados no "fish world" e integrar perspectivas frequentemente percebidas como antagónicas, de modo a identificar caminhos...
Ter, 10/09/2019 a Sex, 13/09/2019
Local 
Ria Formosa
Tipo de Evento 
Seminário
Next week, November 8nd, at 1:30 pm on Amph. 1.8 (bd8).
Qua, 08/11/2017
Local 
Anf.1.8 ( bd 8) - Gambelas Campus UAlg
Notícias
News 
João Saraiva is going to re-join CCMAR, leading a new research group focused in Ethology and Welfare. Welcome back João!
RESEARCH TREND ALERT: Now that eco-concerns have pushed the agenda towards sustainable aquaculture, it is time to address welfare in fish farming.
O investigador do CCMAR, João Saraiva, apresentou o seu trabalho no European Maritime Day 2019.
A terceira edição do Summer Shoal, dedicada ao bem-estar dos peixes, foi organizada pela primeira vez em Portugal e foi um enorme sucesso.
O grupo Fish Ethology and Welfare do Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR) organizou em Novembro deste ano um curso único de bem estar de peixes, que contou com a participação de alguns investigadores internacionais de renome nesta...
O novo livro “Welfare of Cultured and Experimental Fishes” foi recentemente editado pelos investigadores do Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR) João L. Saraiva e Pablo Arechavala-Lopez. O bem-estar de peixes é um campo em...