Fish Welfare Initiative

Fish Welfare Initiative

Fish Welfare Initiative (FWI) researches and promotes better welfare standards for the billions of fish farmed for food each year.

What is Fish Welfare Initiative's mission?

Fish Welfare Initiative's mission is to "improve the welfare of fish as much as possible." Their focus is on the billions of fish farmed for food.

Fast facts

  • Approximately 73–180 billion fish are farmed for food each year.
  • According to FWI, fish farming (or “aquaculture”) is the fastest growing food sector in the world.
  • Farmed fish are raised in poor conditions. They are overcrowded and unable to move naturally, which can lead to stress, poor water quality, poor health outcomes, and high mortality rates.

What does Fish Welfare Initiative do?

  • FWI researches the most promising ways to improve farmed fish welfare.
  • They partner with governments, NGOs, and fish producers to help implement better fish welfare standards and practices.
  • Currently, FWI is focused on India, the second-highest national producer of fish in the world (after China).

Why is Fish Welfare Initiative listed on our platform?

FWI meets our criteria to be listed on our donation platform because one of our trusted evaluators, Animal Charity Evaluators investigated FWI and determined it was a standout charity.

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