The application is needed to ensure that welfare practices are aligned among members, that members are aware of what is considered global best practice in prawn welfare. The outcomes of this project safeguard the industry against any claims of poor welfare practice and provides a talking piece when engaging with welfare groups, endorsers, government and community (various stakeholders). To address the need there is a requirement to build from world wide welfare standards such as ASC and BAP, such standards provide a benchmark for global best practice in prawn aquaculture welfare which is evidence by their endorsement of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI).
Project number: 2022-074
Budget expenditure: $24,100.00
Principal Investigator: Belinda Yaxley
Organisation: Nautilus Collaboration Pty Ltd
Project start/end date: 2 Feb 2023 - 1 Jun 2023
1. The APFA is calling for tenders to collate updated animal welfare practices for the prawn farming industry with references to the animal welfare considerations as outlined in the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) standards and provide advice on how to implement them in operations within Australian conditions. It is expected that members who implement the recommendations in this best practice review will comply with these standards. The best practice outcome should also address all aspects of prawn farming, from broodstock collection to processing.