Water quality, handling procedures, stocking density, and the way fish are transported and slaughtered can have a big impact on their welfare.
It can be stressful for farmed fish when they’re handled and removed from water when they're being vaccinated or graded according to their size.
What makes RSPCA Assured different?
The RSPCA welfare standards for salmon and trout - which must be met for fish to be labelled RSPCA Assured - ensure the fish are healthier and less stressed.
The standards require good water quality and careful handling procedures which ensure the health and welfare of the fish.