FishEthoBase is not designed for making recommendations that encourage to continue on old paths. Improvements of fish welfare would be very limited by the options already pre-set by the industry. FishEthoBase instead is mainly designed for recommending what should be considered before establishing or renovating a system. The range of recommendations for already constructed systems is limited by themselves, unfortunately.
The following recommendations do not intend to be a step-by-step manual to hatchery and farming. They are rather a collection of conclusions drawn from scientific findings challenging current farming standards and often taking the form of recommendations what not to do.
All recommendations are based on the studies we read (see «Findings» section). There is still a list of to-be-reviewed papers that potentially will improve the recommendations, let alone new studies to come.
When recommendations are based on a single paper, we added „More research needed“ in red to signal caution.