Expert Meeting On Fish Welfare

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
15 March 2011, at 12:00am

THE NETHERLANDS - On November 29 and 30, 2010, the Ethics Institute of Utrecht University organised an expert meeting about fish welfare and its moral implications.

This expert meeting brought together international experts from diverse academic backgrounds: marine biology, physiology, the philosophy of mind, and ethics.

Speakers at the meeting were, amongst others, Canadian biologist/ physiologist Michel Cabanac, Scottish biologist/physiologist Felicity Huntingford, American cognitive philosopher Colin Allen, German bio-ethicists Dieter Birnbacher and Kirsten Schmidt, and Swedish animal ethicist Helena Röcklinsberg, but also animal welfare experts from the Netherlands, such a Berry Spruijt and Frauke Ohl.