Our Campaigns:

Better Fish, Tomorrow

Hidden in plain sight, fishes are crammed in nets and pens underwater where their welfare are compromised.

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Fish suffer everyday in the Philippines
which include varieties of milkfish, tilapia, shrimp, carp, and mussels among many.

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Like intensive factory farming, fishes kept in limited space will predispose them to diseases, infections, and parasites.

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As with land animals, the fact that the farms are so crowded makes it very easy for diseases to spread. Viral and bacterial infections may affect the livability of the fishes that are farmed. 

In some cases, farmers resort to excessive feeding to make the fish grow faster. This practice, however, leads to excessive growth of organic matter, which leads to poor water quality.

But crowding and disease are just some of the challenges that fishes have to endure every day.

Most of the fish in aquaculture suffer from:

Poor Water Quality

Poor water quality may lead to fish kills and other skin conditions that may compromise the fish's overall health.

Improper Handling

Improper handling among fish causes disease and bacteria which affect their health and welfare.

Inability to Express Natural Behaviors

Due to the space restrictions, fishes are deprived of expressing natural behaviors vital to them.

Inhumane Slaughter

According to international standards, the use of ice slurry in fish slaughter is extremely cruel and inhumane.

AKF is working toward improving the welfare of fish in aqualculture.

An emerging discussion in the country, fish welfare should be on the agenda in policy change for aquaculture in the Philippines as the country rises globally among the top fish producers.

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Through research and awareness campaigns,

we aim to play a significant role in the improvement of fish welfare for a healthier, sustainable, and better fish, tomorrow.

They need your help!

Take part in our endeavors to give the love that they deserve and improve their living conditions.

Hidden away in plain view, fishes are suffering!

We conducted a study to better understand the state of fish welfare in the Philippines. We sought to know the farmers and stakeholders' perception toward fish welfare, their awareness on relevant regulations, standards, and laws, and more importantly, provide recommendations to improve the health and welfare of fish.

Read the study by clicking here.