|Date||20. November 2023 - 22. November 2023 10:00 - 17:00|
|Location||Hotel Terminus, Bergen, Norway|
|Web page||The Catch Welfare Platform|
The Catch Welfare concept focuses on pragmatic solutions to reduce individual stress levels in the catch (Fig. 1). This includes unwanted and released animals, and those to be slaughtered onboard. Incentivizing fishers, such as through the valorisation of seafood products adhering to good catch welfare standards, is envisaged as a key outcome. Our work on the Catch Welfare concept will start at the conference and continue thereafter.
Our approach will improve sustainability by reducing collateral mortality during fishing and enhance profitability by improving product quality and shelf-life. Reducing stress would create premium market opportunities for seafood caught with good catch welfare standards. We recognise the connection between the Catch Welfare concept and ongoing challenges in wild-capture fisheries, such as overfishing.
Conference registration is open, and the list of participants represent a wide range of seafood-related industry stakeholders from across in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. In addition, many researchers from around the World have signed up to participate in the conference.
More information can be found on our website (catchwelfareplatform.com).
The team behind the Catch Welfare Platform concept includes expertise in animal welfare, wild-capture fishing, food science and technology, consumer research and stakeholder engagement: