New findings about tilapia welfare

New findings about tilapia welfare

New publication from SMARTAQUA team suggests that stocking farmed tilapia at high densities could be beneficial to their welfare and make them less invasive should they escape.

The study was published in the Royal Society Open Science in early December and looks into how crowding in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) aquaculture can result in abnormal behaviours that can impact welfare.

The full article can be accessed here

Champneys T, Castaldo G, Consuegra S, Garcia de Leaniz C. 2018 Density dependent changes in neophobia and stress-coping styles in the world’s oldest farmed fish. R. Soc. open sci. 5: 181473.



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