The Humane Slaughter Association is offering up to £200,000 in funding to encourage the development and adoption of humane slaughter methods for wild-caught fish.
The funding is intended to support a systematic review and feasibility study into stunning or killing of wild-caught fish in commercial fisheries.
Billions of fish are caught for food every year, the vast majority of which are not stunned before killing, despite strong evidence that many experience significant suffering between capture and death.
As a result, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) hopes to encourage the development and adoption of humane slaughter methods and, as a preliminary step, wishes to support a systematic study into humane capture and slaughter of fish caught on a commercial scale in the wild for food.
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