A very important development was the holding of a Symposium on Fish Welfare and Fisheries, hosted by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles at a fisheries conference in Japan, 2008. The following papers on fish welfare in commercial fisheries, from this symposium, were published in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Fish Biology.

Introduction to papers on fish welfare in commercial fisheries
M. J. Kaiser and F. A. Huntingford

Welfare in wild-capture marine fisheries
J. D. Metcalfe

Taking account of fish welfare: lessons from aquaculture
F. A. Huntingford and S. Kadri

Balancing the needs and preferences of humans against concerns for fishes: how to handle the emerging ethical discussions regarding capture fisheries?
P. Sandøe, C. Gamborg, S. Kadri, K. Millar

The ethics of fish welfare
J. C. Evans