The Fish Ethology* Database "FishEthoBase" is designed to collect, systematise and make available (open access) all ethological knowledge to be found on fish in the wild and in captivity, with a focus on farmed species in order to help improve fish welfare in aquaculture and avoid practices that harm fish.

* ethology = behaviour research


We invite you to contribute

FishEthoBase is an initiative of a small association, based on the shoulders of some dedicated scientists and endowed with contributions of a few institutions which help us to proceed from species to species. Our prospects are defined in a business plan (2019-2024) with funds currently covering our costs till the end of 2019. We are looking forward with the boldness of the poor eager for knowledge.

We appreciate comments and own contributions from scientists and practitioners.
We warmly welcome also any donation supporting our future work. Please contact ethology@fair-fish.net. Thank you!


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FishEthoBase is supported by various institutions and foundations.

FishEthoBase cooperates with:


Invitation  by João Luis Saraiva

Webinar by Paolo Bray and Billo Heinzpeter Studer:
Fish welfare project for Friend of the Sea (January 2019)

To point out parts unknown is an absolutely essential scientific pioneering work.
  The discovery of America

We are determined:  the project team

The 3rd Summer Shoal on Fish Ethology & Welfare
will take place on September 10-13 in Portugal
Click here for registration and call for abstracts

FishEthoBase research team to consult fish farmers and develop fish welfare criteria for "Friend of the Sea"

Fish welfare?  Our understanding

What does a fish know?  Jonathan Balcombe’s book

Stakeholder dialogue April 2017:  Results