Fish Farming: Animal Welfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 23 October 2023.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Chair, Petitions Committee, Chair, Petitions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will implement the recommendations of the Animal Welfare Committee on the welfare of farmed fish at the time of killing.

Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (Equalities Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to adopt the recommendations made by the Animal Welfare Committee in its updated opinion on farmed fish welfare.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Animal Welfare Committee has updated its 2014 Opinion on the welfare of farmed fish at the time of killing and we are studying the recommendations carefully to determine next steps.

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