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    Tore S. Kristiansen, Anders Fernö, Michail A. Pavlidis, Hans van de Vis, editors.
    Summary: This book investigates how fish experience their lives, their amazing senses and abilities, and how human actions impact their quality of life. The authors examine the concept of fish welfare and the scientific knowledge behind the inclusion of fish within the moral circle, and how this knowledge can change the way we treat fish in the future. In many countries fish are already protected by animal welfare legislation in the same way as mammals, but in practice there is still a major gap between how we ethically view these groups and how we actually treat them. The poor treatment of fish represents a massive animal welfare problem in aquaculture and fisheries, both in terms of the number of animals affected and the severity of the welfare issues. Thanks to its interdisciplinary scope, this thought-provoking book appeals to professionals, academics and students in the fields of animal welfare, cognition and physiology, as well as fisheries and aquaculture management.

    Contents:
    Intro
    Animal Welfare Series Preface
    Preface
    Contents
    Chapter 1: A Brief Look into the Origins of Fish Welfare Science
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 The Origin of Animal Welfare Science
    1.2.1 The Welfare Definition Problem
    1.3 Emerging Concerns for Fish Welfare
    1.4 Fish Welfare in Politics, Laws, and Regulations
    1.5 The Rise of Fish Welfare Science
    1.5.1 The Fish Pain Controversy
    1.5.2 What Next?
    References
    Chapter 2: Ethics and the Welfare of Fish
    2.1 Introduction
    2.1.1 Ethics Is Dynamic
    2.1.2 Different Animal Ethics Theories 2.2 Welfare of Fish and Its Moral Dimensions
    2.2.1 Defining Animal Welfare
    2.2.2 Measuring Animal Welfare
    2.3 Do Fish Have Moral Status?
    2.4 Limits of the Animal Welfare Concept
    2.5 Is It Morally Harmful to Kill Fish?
    2.5.1 A Preference to Stay Alive
    2.5.2 Foregone Opportunities
    2.5.3 The Harm of Death: Reason for Ethical Assessment
    2.6 The Domestication of Fish
    2.7 Practices Involving Fish: Ethical Aspects
    2.7.1 Aquaculture
    2.7.2 Wild Fisheries
    2.7.3 Experimental Use of Fish
    2.7.4 Recreational Fishing
    2.8 Conclusion
    References
    Websites 4.2 Broad Behavioural Systems in Fish
    4.2.1 Use of Space
    4.2.2 Foraging and Feeding: What Fish Eat, How and When?
    4.2.3 Avoiding Predation
    4.2.4 Aggression and Fighting
    4.2.5 Courtship
    4.3 Tinbergenś Questions in Relation to Fish Behaviour
    4.3.1 The Causes of Fish Behaviour
    4.3.2 The Development of Fish Behaviour
    4.3.3 The Functions of Fish Behaviour
    4.4 How the Natural Behaviour of Fish Is Expressed in Culture Systems
    4.4.1 How Farmed Fish Use Space
    4.4.2 How Farmed Fish Feed
    4.4.2.1 How Food Is Delivered
    4.4.2.2 The Type of Food Delivered 4.4.2.3 How Much Are Fish Fed and When
    4.4.3 Avoiding Predation
    4.4.4 Aggression
    4.4.5 Courtship
    4.5 Welfare in Cultured Fish
    4.5.1 The Tricky Concept of Fish Welfare
    4.5.2 Natural Behaviour and the Welfare of Farmed Fish
    4.5.2.1 Natural Responses to External Stimuli
    4.5.2.2 Natural Expression of Internal Processes
    4.5.2.3 Behavioural Development in Aquaculture Systems
    4.5.2.4 How Behaviour Has Been Shaped by Natural Selection
    Its Functions
    4.6 Conclusions
    References Chapter 3: The Diverse World of Fishes
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 A Diversity of Habitats
    3.3 Life History
    3.4 Ontogeny and Metamorphosis
    3.5 Survive, Feed, and Grow
    3.6 Body Shape and Movements
    3.7 Reproduction
    3.8 Alone or Together
    3.9 Fish Can "Talk ́́with Each Other
    3.10 The Underlying Mechanisms
    3.11 How Are Fish Influenced by Human Activities?
    3.12 Do Fish Species Have Different Personalities?
    References
    Chapter 4: Fish Behaviour: Determinants and Implications for Welfare
    4.1 Introduction: Questions About Fish Behaviour
    Digital Access Springer 2020