Fish welfare is the future of aquaculture.


Imagine a world with healthier ecosystems, more resilient businesses, and better fish welfare.

Here's how we get there.

Let's start with the numbers:

An estimated 73-180 billion fish are farmed each year.


That makes fish the most farmed group of vertebrates in the world.

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector in the world.

As aquaculture grows, more people become reliant on fisheries for food, more jobs are dependent on aquaculture, and more fish are farmed.

As aquaculture grows, fish welfare must grow, too.

Unfortunately, conditions are often extremely poor for fish in aquaculture.


The majority of farmed fish are subject to overcrowded and restrictive conditions, which, when unchecked, lead to severe stress, worse water quality, and result in more fish dying.


Read more on fish farm conditions.

Fish welfare is the future.

Welfare interventions are a necessary step towards a more sustainable, humane, and resilient future for all sentient beings.
Learn more about why fish welfare is important for our future.

We're working to improve the welfare of billions of fish through collaborative welfare interventions.

Who We Are


Fish Welfare Initiative (FWI) is a startup organization whose mission is to improve the welfare of fish as much as possible. We focus specifically on farmed fish, or fish raised in aquaculture.

What We Do

We collaborate with corporations, governments, and producers to improve fish welfare standards and practices.

Our work is simple: we research the most promising ways of improving fish welfare, and then we enable stakeholders to do so.

See our published research here.

How We Do It

We believe in having the greatest impact we can, which is why we're launching a team to secure production and policy changes for fish in the second highest-producing finfish country in the world: India.

Learn how the welfare of fish impacts biodiversity, human health, and business sustainability.


Research must be at the foundation of all work to improve fish welfare.


Learn more about the people behind Fish Welfare Initiative.


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