A recent article published by the Fish Farmer magazine reports on CSAR’s research on lumpfish welfare. Our research group developed and validated a rapid Lumpfish Operational Welfare Score Index (LOWSI) in collaboration with salmon and lumpfish farmers. Jim Treasurer, the author of the article, highlights the simplicity and clarity of this method to quickly assess lumpfish welfare: “Initially I thought calculation of a combined index might be too complex, but the clarity of the method is shown on the chart on page 8 of their paper (Rabdan and co-workers)”.
Text by Dr Sara Barrento
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