Aquaculture UK showcase: Tool for improving the welfare of lumpfish

Swansea University will be delivering two presentations at Aquaculture UK about their new tool for improving the welfare of lumpfish

Aquaculture UK is taking place in Aviemore on 3-5 May.

Swansea University will be delivering an exciting workshop at the Aquaculture UK conference titled “Tools for improving the welfare of lumpfish”. The workshop will take place on 5 May at 12-1pm and is free to all attendees.

The workshop will consist of two main topics followed by a discussion panel:

  1. facilitated hands-on test session of the Lumpfish Welfare Watcher - a web-based and desktop application designed to help fish farmers assess and improve the welfare of Lumpfish
  2. using AI to improve lumpfish welfare

During the workshop, you will get a free lumpfish welfare chart and learn how to use it in combination with the following lumpfish welfare tools: the lumpfish BMI calculator for the detection of underweight fish and the Rapid Welfare Assessment Tool to calculate the overall welfare of lumpfish.

On 4 May, the Swansea University team will present at the SAIC stand (302) at 3-3.30pm, showcasing their cleaner fish research and how they are training the next generation of aquaculture professionals.

“We encourage everyone interested in fish welfare – farmers, researchers, students, vets, and welfare interest groups to attend this exciting workshop”, said Dr Sara Barrento, Swansea University, speaker and organiser of the workshop.

This is the second joint event in a series organised and supported by the projects: Access2Sea and SIF. The first event took place during the Lochaber Ideas Week – Aquaculture Day in Fort William on the 17 November 2021.

Check out the Aquaculture UK programme