EFSA looks at the impact of husbandry systems on the welfare of Atlantic salmon

24.7.2008

<div>Scientists at Europe’s food safety watchdog have addressed the impact of various farming systems on the welfare of Atlantic salmon. Experts of EFSA’s AHAW Panel considered that the main factors affecting Atlantic salmon welfare are water quality, stocking density, diet and the process by which the fish are sorted by size (grading). In its risk assessment, the Panel produced a ranking system for potential welfare hazards in the various farming systems, which can be used by risk managers to gauge the welfare of the different methods. The opinion also provides recommendations for future scientific research.</div>

More information is available on EFSA’s Internet pages:
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/EFSA/efsa_locale-1178620753812_1211902014239.htm

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