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Evaluation and modelling of benefits and costs of fish welfare interventions in European Aquaculture

Objective

BENEFISH will explore the benefits and costs of welfare measures in aquaculture production systems. Our strategy is to define a widely applicable set of operational welfare actions and indicators that can be connected to measurable consequences in production and extended to effects on value chain and changes in consumer perception. BENEFISH will produce a scientific basis for comparing biological effects and monetary influences of various welfare measures by developing a high-level decision analysis model.

The main objectives of BENEFISH are:
1) using a set of widely applicable operational welfare indicators, define relationships between selected welfare control measures and their consequences for production, quality and consumer perception,
2) estimate the costs and benefits of potential welfare control measures and their documentation through case studies,
3) develop a decision analysis model allowing comparison between various welfare control measures on the basis of their biological and monetary consequences.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SSP-5-A
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

TRANSNATIONAL CONSULTING PARTNERSHIP EWIV
Address
Grosse Strasse 19-21
Ahrensburg
Germany

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Address
University Avenue
Glasgow
NOFIMA MARIN AS
Norway
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
Tromsø
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
Address
Airthrey Road
Stirling
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
FINNISH GAME AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address

Helsinki
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 155
Issy - Les - Moulineaux
NATIONAL VETERINARY INSTITUTE (VETERINERINSTITUTTET)
Norway
Address
Ullevalsveien 68
Oslo