UK’s Aquaculture Awards now include animal welfare category

UK’s Aquaculture Awards now include animal welfare category

7 February 2019
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The Animal Welfare Category will recognise initiatives that have improved the welfare of farmed or wild animals.

Nominations are now open for the Aquaculture Awards 2019, including the ‘Animal Welfare Award’, which is sponsored by Benchmark and recognises any initiative that has improved the welfare of the farmed animals and/or the wildlife they interact with. 

Initiatives can cover a range of topics, including genetic, pharmaceutical and technological innovations, or improvements in husbandry and farm management protocols.

Commenting on Benchmark’s Animal Welfare Award, Group Sustainability Director, Ruth Layton, said:

“We are delighted to be sponsoring this award. Benchmark’s work is about consistently and progressively raising standards throughout the food-chain and animal welfare is an integral part of this.