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fair-fish international · FishEthoBase

Programme 1st Summer Shoal on Fish Ethology & Welfare
Marina Julia, Monfalcone, Italia – 2 to 5 September 2017

Saturday, September 2

         Arrival, check-in (as of 17:00)
20:00 Dinner and get known together

Sunday. September 3

10:00 Presentations 1: Ethology and fish welfare, discussions
  • 10:00 Billo Heinzpeter Studer, President fair-fish international and Director FishEthoBase, Monfalcone Italy: The idea behind FishEthoBase
  • 10:30 Dr. João Luis Saraiva, Researcher FishEthoBase, Faro, Portugal: Driving Mr Tinbergen: The four questions of ethology applied to fish welfare.
  • 11:00 Dr. Maria Filipa Castanheira, Researcher FishEthoBase, Vienna, Austria: Coping styles and welfare in farmed fish: current understanding and future directions
  • 11:30 Dr. Leonor Galhardo, Lecturer at the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA-IU), Lisboa, Portugal: Farming fish: from stress to quality of life

Poster session
  • Dr. Violaine Colson, INRA, Fish Physiology and Genomics, Rennes, France: A novel emotional and cognitive approach for welfare phenotyping in rainbow trout exposed to hypoxia
  • Björn Bassmann and Harvey Harbach, Department of Aquaculture and Sea-Ranching, University of Rostock, Germany: Effect of plant abundance in coupled aquaponic systems on the welfare status of African catfish
  • (More posters to come yet.)

13:00 Lunch, siesta, spontaneous meetings

Presentations 2: Ethology and fish welfare (cont.), discussions
  • 16:00 Dr. Pablo Arechavala-López, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA-UIB/CSIC) and Reviewer FishEthoBase, Mallorca, Spain: Let the octopus talk to you: behavioural indicators of welfare
  • 16:30 Krzysztof Wojtas, Project Manager Fish Welfare, Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), UK: Priorities and opportunities for improving fish welfare
  • 17:00 Dr. Fabrice Teletchea, Lecturer at the Université de Lorraine, Unité Recherche Animal URAFPA, Nancy, France: Are all farmed fish in aquaculture domesticated?
  • 17:45 Dr. Mimi E Lam, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), University of Bergen, Norway: Fish Welfare and Seafood Ethics

Discussion: What is fish welfare, and what does ethology add to it?

19:00 Dinner, spontaneous meetings