A systematic assessment is essential to ensure lumpfish welfare both in hatcheries and in sea cages.
That´s why Norwegian consulting company Aqua Kompetanse has collaborated with Val FoU, GIFAS, Akvaplan-niva and the University of Bergen in developing manuals, field forms and digital reports to make the assessment of lumpfish welfare easier.
The documents providing standardized methods for assessing and reporting lumpfish welfare status are available for free of charge downloading.
The manuals provide an introduction on to how to carry out a systematic assessment of welfare. They also include information on the possible causes of various findings, the impact they can have on fish welfare and measures that can be taken to avoid a negative development of fish welfare. In addition to the manuals, there are field forms and digital reports where the welfare status is calculated automatically so that the amount of work is minimized.
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Do you have any questions regarding the manuals?
Please contact Lauris Boissonnot, Ph.D.