Scientific report of EFSA prepared by Working group on Eel welfare on Animal Welfare Aspects of Husbandry Systems for farmed European Eel

R. Roberts, E. Peeler, B. Sures, J.W. van de Vis

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Abstract

This report covers the welfare aspects of the capture operations and transport of the glass eels to the farm, as well as the different culture systems to which the various life stages of eels are then exposed. These systems are analysed in some detail and the various areas within eel husbandry where specific welfare risks exist have been defined and analysed in relation to the different life stages and production systems. The objective of the report is to define the systems used for culture of the European eel, and to highlight any areas where such systems may increase the likelihood of negative effects on the welfare of the fish
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication[S.l.]
PublisherEuropean Food Safety Authority
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameEFSA Journal
No.809 annex

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Keywords

  • eel culture
  • european eels
  • fish culture
  • transport
  • european union
  • agricultural production systems

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Roberts, R., Peeler, E., Sures, B., & van de Vis, J. W. (2008). Scientific report of EFSA prepared by Working group on Eel welfare on Animal Welfare Aspects of Husbandry Systems for farmed European Eel. (EFSA Journal; No. 809 annex). [S.l.]: European Food Safety Authority.