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WEBINAR: Environmental Enrichment and Predator Control for Farmed Fish

News Section Icon Published 14/01/2021

Compassion's Food Business Team is delighted to invite you to our upcoming webinar where we will be discussing the importance of enrichment for farmed fish.

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Title:   Environmental Enrichment and Predator Control for Farmed Fish

Date:   Wednesday 27th January

Time:    10am – 11.30am GMT

Two key topics will be covered during the webinar:

  1. Enrichment for farmed fishes
  2. Predator control

We are delighted to be joined by the following two leading experts at this webinar:

Pablo Arechavala Lopez
Pablo Arechavala-Lopez

Pablo Arechavala-Lopez will provide an overview on enrichment for fish.

Pablo is a multidisciplinary ichthyologist, PhD in Marine Science and specialised in fish behaviour, ecology, and welfare of farmed and wild marine fishes.

He has studied the behaviour of fish escaped from farms in different seas, and assessed their impacts and interactions with marine ecosystems, with a view to improving the sustainability of aquaculture and fisheries.

Today, as part of FishEthoGroup association and the Fish Ethology and Welfare Group at CCMAR in Faro (Portugal), he is focused on developing diverse strategies to ensure a more responsible aquaculture activity. Dr. Arechavala-Lopez is now investigating and validating behavioural indicators of fish welfare, developing innovative operational tools to monitor fish behaviour and welfare at farms, assessing the effects of environmental enrichment on farmed fish species or rising welfare management plans at commercial and global scale.

Along with his scientific production, he participates in fish welfare training, experimentation, and consultancy.  

Sunil Kadri
Sunil Kadri

Sunil Kadri will provide an industry perspective on current practices and what the main challenges are for the industry.

Since completing a PhD in Fish Behaviour at Glasgow University in 1995, Sunil Kadri has been focussed on bringing novel behaviour and welfare based technologies to the global aquaculture industry, successfully introducing hardware, software, biotech, artificial intelligence and machine learning based solutions to date. Throughout this commercial career, he has also maintained honorary academic positions in parallel and thus remained active within the research community as well, serving as a bridge between the industry and research.

Dr. Kadri currently runs his own consultancy company, Aquaculture Innovation; holds a Board position at STIM, which provides fish health and welfare solutions to salmon farmers, and serves as Director of International Business Development at Bluegrove, which is dedicated to ensuring sustainable production in aquaculture. He also holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, and an Honorary Adjunct Professorship at the Faculty of Vet Sciences, Universidad Austral de Chile.


We welcome pre-submitted questions on registration which we will endeavour to cover during the webinar.









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