FAI Farms — Tilapia Welfare

Organization:
FAI Farms
Award Date:
04/2019
Amount:
$426,000
Purpose:
To develop welfare measures, an assessment protocol, and training materials for farmed tilapia welfare.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a contract of $426,000 over two years with FAI Farms (FAI) to develop welfare measures, best practice guidelines, and training materials to improve the welfare of farmed tilapia. FAI plans to research optimal stocking density, humane transport and slaughter methods, ways to minimize handling stress, and alternatives to mouth clipping of territorial male tilapia.

This falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of farm animal welfare.

This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While Open Philanthropy typically does not publish pages for contractor agreements, it chose to write about this funding because Open Philanthropy views it as conceptually similar to an ordinary grant.

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