Fish Intelligence and Emotion, with Dr Cat Dorey - via ZOOM

  • 18 May 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • ZOOM
  • 84


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Did you know that fishes are the most consumed type of animal in the world and also the most popular pet? Huge numbers of fishes are used in scientific research, while one in every ten people engages in recreational fishing.

Yet many people don’t even think of fishes as 'animals' and treat fishes very differently to the way they would treat other animals. Some animal welfare laws in Australia even exclude fishes from the definition of 'animal' which leaves them entirely unprotected.

In recent years, scientific evidence has accumulated to show that fishes are highly intelligent, socially sophisticated and, most importantly, capable of suffering. So what does this mean for the future of fishing and fish farming? How can we keep feeding the world while also ensuring fishes are treated with respect and compassion?

Dr Cat Dorey has been working on fisheries and seafood sustainability for almost 17 years, primarily with Greenpeace, and in the last 3 years as an Independent Advisor. She has started working with fish behaviour scientists and animal welfare specialists to address the long overdue issue of fish welfare and will share some thoughts with us.

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