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Fishing and aquaculture: Fishcount

We recently asked for more information on fishing and aquaculture and the following was passed along to us. These are now up in the Research Library. has papers on fish welfare in both commercial fishing and fish farming including estimates of the numbers of fish caught or farmed each year. There are also reports on the welfare of fish in commercial fisheries:

Estimating the Number of Fish Caught in Global Fishing Each Year

Estimating the Number of Farmed Fish Killed in Global Aquaculture Each Year

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

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