For the majority of animal species, the better the welfare, the better the resilience and ultimately the better the production. This has been an important and successful research theme for poultry and pigs for years, but it is a new topic for fish farming.
Influence of environmental enrichment
For example, what is the influence of environmental enrichment, such as shadow spots or resting places, on the resilience and production of farmed fish? Research must show which and to what extent such welfare-enhancing measures can be implemented in practice.
Study as an stimulant
An inventory study into, among other things, the feasibility of animal-oriented indicators to monitor the welfare of farmed fish, as initiated by retailer Albert Hein for pangasius and Atlantic salmon, can be an stimulant.