New Fish Health & Welfare Toolkit available for Aquaculture Finfish Sector

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, has today (Friday, 22 October 2021) announced the publication of a series of new resources to help the aquaculture finfish sector continue to manage fish welfare.  The Fish Health & Welfare Toolkit complements BIM’s existing fish welfare advisory services, providing clear and practical information on monitoring cataracts in salmon; gill score sheets; a common cross gill pathology chart and a wrasse identification card.


In tandem with this, BIM is also continuing to host fish welfare workshops for the sector. Next month, two workshops are taking place. The first of the two-hour online workshops is taking place on Tuesday the 23rd of November and will look at ‘The Impact of harmful Phytoplankton and Zooplankton on Fish Health and Welfare’ . The second workshop, ‘Fish Welfare at Harvest’ is taking place on the 30th of November.


For more information about the Fish Health & Welfare workshops or to download the Fish Health & Welfare toolkit, please visit


These projects are supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.