Stop press! Our new report examining this major but neglected animal welfare issue is available from 26th August 2010 below:

  1. The first detailed report to argue for fish welfare in commercial fishing (as far as we are aware)
  2. Includes the first systematic estimate of the number of fish caught.
full report

Worse things happen at sea: the welfare of wild-caught fish (summary report) 1,480 KB

Worse things happen at sea: the welfare of wild-caught fish:

executive summary (pdf 53 KB)
6 pages.

summary report (pdf 1,480 KB) 49 pages. Standard resolution.

full report (pdf 4,440 KB) 141 pages. August 2010. Standard resolution.


See estimate of fish numbers for summary info. on our estimate of fish numbers. For more detail download paper:

estimating the number of fish caught in global fishing each year (pdf 109 KB) 18 pages. July 2010.


full report

Worse things happen at sea: the welfare of wild-caught fish (full report) 4,440 KB

See publications for a full list of our publications. Low and high resolution versions of this report are available there and some chapters may be downloaded individually.

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