Fish Health and Welfare

Fish welfare depends on a range of biological and environmental factors; including, but not limited to, living conditions, health and nutrition. By ensuring optimal fish welfare we are farming healthier, higher-quality fish which also improves farming productivity and sustainability performance.

The health and welfare of fish is one of the top priorities for GSI members – our members are responsible for ensuring their fish are reared to the highest possible standards of health and welfare, and through collaboration and sharing of knowledge and skills, our members are better able to support optimal fish health.

Fish welfare is important for healthy fish – healthy fish are linked to healthy ocean environments, and sustainable farming practices. All three are intrinsically linked and important to the responsible development of the salmon farming industry. As farmers, GSI’s members have a responsibility to their livestock, and we know that fish welfare depends on a range of biological and environmental factors. The GSI, along with its members, is utilizing a mixture of industry-leading techniques to ensure these factors are respected and salmon are farmed to the highest welfare standards.

The salmon farming industry continues to evolve; fish health and welfare will remain a critical component of its sustainable progress. Within GSI, we will continue to support and share developments in best-practices related to fish welfare and are also looking to add new indicators on welfare performance to our transparent reporting procedures.

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