E.J. Branson (ed): Fish Welfare

E.J. Branson (ed): Fish Welfare Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2009) 19:125–126 DOI 10.1007/s11160-008-9098-6 BOOK REVIEW Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2008, xvi + 300 pp, Hardback, ISBN-13:978-1-4051-4629-6 Daniel M. Mulcahy Received: 29 October 2008 / Accepted: 31 October 2008 / Published online: 20 November 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008 A recent lively and sometimes vituperative debate the UK, and review chapters on the stress response, has arisen over the issue of cognition and pain pain and fear, and suffering in fish. The authors of the perception in fish. This is of no small concern to those review chapters in the first section are clear advocates involved in aquaculture, commercial and sport fish- for the perception of pain and fear in fish, and much ing, and fish research. Fish and other poikilothermic of their material has appeared in other venues. There animals are exempted from coverage of the federal is no chapter by an author who opposes the concepts Animal Welfare Act in the United States. However, of fish pain and suffering. they have been increasingly included on a practical Part Two, Aquaculture and Fish Welfare, has nine basis by the initiative of many university Animal chapters relating to applied issues of diseases, water Care and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

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