Company Case Study: FAI

FAI reveals how a new learning and monitoring app will empower shrimp farmers to improve animal welfare.

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Codes of Practice for the Welfare of Decapod Crustaceans in the Food Chain: from Capture to Killing

The purpose of these Codes of Practice is to provide a framework of good practice guidance for the treatment of decapod crustaceans used in the food chain.

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Sea-to-Plate: The welfare journey of decapod crustaceans

The Sea-to-Plate report reviews welfare compromises at each stage of the supply chain

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Policy Factsheet – Transport

Large numbers of decapod crustaceans are commercially transported every year – read a list of do’s and don’ts for transporting decapod crustaceans.

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Policy Factsheet – Mutilations

A quick look factsheet about decapod mutilation.

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Policy Factsheet – Slaughter and Killing

Decapod crustaceans must be slaughtered using methods that ensure instantaneous insensibility or death. This factsheet summarises the 8 most common industrial slaughter methods from a welfare perspective.

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Policy Factsheet – Stunning

Stunning crustaceans before slaughter is an important welfare standard for industry – read the facts around this important topic.

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Hinchcliffe et al. 2021 – European lobster Homarus gammarus aquaculture: Technical developments, opportunities and requirements

Recent innovations are addressing key bottlenecks that have prevented cost-efficient commercial production of European lobster.

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Crump et al. 2022 – Sentience in decapod crustaceans: A general framework and review of the evidence

Review the evidence relating to decapod sentience using a novel framework developed specifically for evaluating invertebrates.

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Albalat et al. 2022 – Welfare in farmed decapod crustaceans, with particular reference to P. vannamei

Ensuring the welfare of farmed decapods can be challenging and there has not yet been sufficient research to inform industry best practice.

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Conte et al. 2021 – Humane slaughter of edible crustaceans

Explore evidence for sentience in decapods and understand cost-effective measures to avoid adverse effects on decapod well-being.

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