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Species-specific welfare aspects of the main systems of stunning and killing of farmed fish: Rainbow Trout


  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

  • Panel members: Bo Algers, Harry J. Blokhuis, Anette Bøtner, Donald M. Broom, Patrizia Costa, Mariano Domingo, Mathias Greiner, Jörg Hartung, Frank Koenen, Christine Müller-Graf, David B. Morton, Albert Osterhaus, Dirk U. Pfeiffer, Mohan Raj, Ronald Roberts, Moez Sanaa, Mo Salman, J. Michael Sharp, Philippe Vannier and Martin Wierup.
  • Acknowledgement: The European Food Safety Authority wishes to thank the members of the Working Group for the preparation of this opinion: Jörg Hartung (Panel member and Chairman of the Working Group), Edmund Peeler (Risk Assessor), Ulf Erikson, Anne Sverdrup, Roland Rösch, Dieter Steinhagen. Special contribution was also received from Pete Southgate (Hearing Expert). The AHAW Panel also would like to thank the Member States and stakeholders organisations for the valuable comments which were evaluated by the WG Members and when considered pertinent included in the Scientific Opinion. The scientific coordination for this Scientific Opinion has been undertaken by the EFSA AHAW Panel Scientific Officers Oriol Ribó, Sofie Dhollander, Ana Afonso, Tomasz Grudnik, and particularly Jordi Tarrés-Call and Franck Berthe.
  • Adoption date: 20 March 2009
  • Published date: 14 April 2009
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2008-438