NGOs and Spanish Government Release Animal Welfare Guidelines for Aquaculture

Several NGOs, including Equalia and Compassion in World Farming, collaborated with the Spanish Aquaculture Industry Association (APROMAR), the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and the scientific community to create the First Animal Welfare Guidelines for Spanish Aquaculture. The guidelines describe the context of Spanish aquaculture and the state of animal welfare in the Spanish industry to help promote the adoption of measures to promote fish welfare. “The guide is aimed at companies and professionals in the aquaculture sector, as well as public administrations, legislators, scientific-technological and educational sectors, and society in general.”