Joint Announcement: Ethical Seafood Research & AU-IBAR Launch Factsheet on Aquatic Animal Welfare in Africa

Mon, 15-04-2024 15:00:00

We are happy to unveil a collaborative effort between the African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and Ethical Seafood Research (ESR): a factsheet on Aquatic Animal Welfare in Africa. This document emphasizes the crucial role on the importance of welfare in sustaining healthy ecosystems, ensuring sustainable fisheries, and promoting responsible aquaculture. [Access the Factsheet]

Key Points:

1.    Ecosystem Health: Aquatic Animal Welfare is essential for maintaining the balance of aquatic ecosystems.
2.    Sustainable Practices: Ethical treatment ensures sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture.
3.    Conservation: Protecting aquatic animal welfare contributes to preserving Africa's aquatic biodiversity.
4.    Standards and Regulations: Comprehensive standards should be developed, kept up-to-date with emerging science, and effectively implemented to ensure the humane treatment of aquatic animals.
5.    Economic Benefits: Prioritizing aquatic animal welfare yields economic advantages and supports the contribution of aquatic animals to eco-tourism.
6.    Education and Awareness: Raising awareness among stakeholders in the extraction or production, and the utilization of aquatic animals, fosters a culture of responsible practices.
7.   International Cooperation: Collaboration for a holistic approach to address pertinent issues is crucial for addressing welfare issues effectively.

AU-IBAR and ESR urge collective action to prioritize aquatic animal welfare in Africa. By promoting ethical treatment and responsible practices, we can secure the well-being of ecosystems, communities, and future generations.

For inquiries or collaboration opportunities, please contact us.

African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources

Ethical Seafood Research

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