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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  • P. Sandøe,

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    1. Danish Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences, Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
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  • C. Gamborg,

    1. Danish Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences, Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
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  • S. Kadri,

    1. Fish Biology Group, Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, U.K.
    2. Aquaculture Innovation, 34 Lawrence st 1/1, Glasgow, G11 5HD, U.K.
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  • K. Millar

    1. Centre for Applied Bioethics, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, LE12 SRD, U.K.
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Abstract

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.

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