Fish Welfare Mini Symposium

How do fish perceive pain? What are the research findings about pain perception and stress? How can one measure natural fish behaviour? Is there evidence-based knowledge to optimally handle, transport and keep fish? To what extent do insights in animal welfare apply to fish? What do we observe in aquaculture, wild-capture fisheries, and research surveys as applied challenges and potential solutions? What about legislation and experiments to mitigate current practices? During this one-day symposium, jointly organised by ILVO (Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) and VLIZ (Flanders Marine Institute), the international knowledge landscape will be explored to prioritise future actions.On 29 November 2019 in Ostend, Belgium.



Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
InnovOcean site
Wandelaarkaai 7 (entry warehouse 61)
8400 Oostende

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Attendance to this conference is free. Registration is mandatory no later than 21 November.

Abstract submission

If you wish to present a poster at the symposium, you can submit your abstract on the link mentioned in the invitation mail. The form to submit your abstract is divided into separate fields:

  • Title: give your abstract an appealing title to stimulate the reader to read the full abstract.
  • Abstract: write an abstract on your work, containing no more than 500 words. Only plain, bold and italic text is allowed, as well as subscript and superscript. All other layout will not be exported. Images are not allowed. Please note that this abstract must be camera-ready, i.e. we do not foresee any editing, the author is fully responsible for its contents and language.
  • Keyword: by listing a max. of five well thought-out keywords you can make sure your abstract is easily detected by interested readers.
  • Authors: for each author, the full name and affiliation must be submitted. The order in which you submit is the order in which they will be published.

If your abstract is selected for a poster presentation, you will be informed by e-mail no later than 15 November 2019.
Requested poster size is A0, portrait orientated (841 mm wide, 1189 mm high) or smaller.