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Species: Aquatic Animals

Octopus Factory Farming: A Recipe for Disaster

Octopuses' exceptional characteristics make them uniquely unsuitable for intensive farming, and this report sets out the main reasons why this should never be allowed to happen.

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Until the Seas Run Dry

Until the Seas Run Dry - how industrial aquaculture is plundering the oceans

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Why Fish Welfare Matters: The Evidence for Fish Sentience

What is sentience, why sentience matters and how we know fish that fish are sentient beings.

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There is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that fish are sentient animals – capable of effective states of pain, fear and psychological stress and examples of…

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The Welfare of Farmed Fish

Briefing that covers health problems and disease, handling, stocking density, breeding methods, genetic selection and genetic engineering and farming of new fish species.

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Closed Waters: The Welfare of Farmed Fish

Collaborative report, with WSPA, covering the welfare issues affecting farmed fish.

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In Too Deep: Summary

6 page summary of fish farming from 2002.

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