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Balancing the needs and preferences of humans against concerns for fishes: how to handle the emerging ethical discussions regarding capture fisheries?

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How can stakeholders within the fisheries community engage in constructive ethical discussions? Drawing on experiences from previous debates surrounding the human use of animals, this paper presents a proactive approach whereby stakeholders can create a framework for ethical discussion of capture fisheries.

Keywords: ethical debate; ethics; fish welfare; stakeholders

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Danish Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences, Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark 2: Centre for Applied Bioethics, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, LE12 SRD, U.K.

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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