Health and Welfare
Including health related to the consumption of fish.

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine FDA/CVM: FDA home page for information on food and drugs.

FDA Bad Bug Book FDA handbook that provides basic facts regarding food borne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins.

Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) An organization of State and Federal Health Service Agencies working in cooperation with the shellfish industry to maintain the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) and shellfish regulations.

Office of International Des Epizooties (OIE) World Organization for Animal Health - An intergovernmental organization created by the International Agreement of 25 January 1924, signed by 28 countries.

NetVet Drops you inside the NetVet site covering aquaculture and fish - a world of links.

USDA-APHIS (Animal Plant Health Inspection Service)

California Aquaculture will be posting a variety of web sites that address food safety, particularly those concerned with fish. Because no singular web site has risen to the top of heap as as a definitive source, we will provide an assortment of web sites. In any case, buyer beware! You will have to continue to sort through the sometimes conflicting information with the rest of us.

Seafood WATCH: A program that stresses the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources. They recommend which seafood to buy or avoid, helping consumers to become advocates for environmentally friendly seafood and provide recommendations on seafood choices.

International Food Information Council:   IFIC's stated mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and others providing information to consumers.


U.C. Davis Center for Animal Animal Alternatives Information. University of California Davis. The U C Davis Center for Animal Alternatives places special emphasis on disseminating up-to-date information concerning animal alternatives through every level of public and private education. It also seeks to provide investigators who use animals with information on the most current methods for improving all aspects of animal care during their work.

U.C. Center for Companion Animal Health: The mission of the Center is to provide a core program which encourages, fosters and facilitates programs in all aspects of health, well-being and disease of companion animals.

AquaNet: Canada's research network in aquaculture. Workshop - Fish Welfare in Aquaculture. Summary of Discussions-Painter's Lodge, Campbell River, BC
September 27, 2004

Aspects Of Animal Welfare and Aquaculture A Compendium of Selected Literature. Moccia & Chandroo, Aquaculture Centre, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. USDA-National Agriculture Library.

Culture, Fisheries, and Research Related Topics: USDA-National Agriculture Library.

Regulatory Issues: (Welfare of Fish) USDA-National Agriculture Library.

Fish Related Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) Web Resources USDA-National Agriculture Library.

Humane Slaughter Association UK association that works with commercial producers to develop humane slaughter protocols.

In Too Deep:  The Welfare of Intensively Farmed Fish: A Report for Compassion in World Farming Trust. Philip Lymberly, 2001.

Report on the Welfare of Farmed Fish: Farm Animal Welfare Council.

USDA Animal Welfare (Home Page)

USDA Animal Welfare Act and Regulations

USDA Animal Welfare Center