The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £668,100 ($854,088 at the time of conversion) to Compassion in World Farming (Compassion) to advance fish welfare in Europe. The funding will allow Compassion to significantly expand its existing corporate engagement and research on fish welfare in the United Kingdom and EU.
Specifically, Compassion plans to build a dedicated fish welfare team focused on engaging with food retailers and corporations; launch a new online information hub featuring resources on fish welfare such as white papers, technical reports, and case studies; conduct and commission new research and evidence-gathering on topics related to intensive fish farming, higher welfare systems, and to improve understanding of the welfare needs of fish. Compassion will also produce and promote public-facing materials designed to achieve a cultural and attitudinal shift toward fish in the longer-term.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on farm animal welfare.