The A+ New Zealand Farmed Salmon Welfare Standards have been developed by members of the New Zealand Salmon Farmers Association (NZSFA) Fish Welfare Working Group, and are based upon current New Zealand legislation, international animal welfare policy, codes of practice, scientific research, veterinary advice, and practical farming experience.
Through the implementation of national welfare standards, the New Zealand salmon industry seeks to:
- Manage salmon welfare standards transparently and consistently, so that all parties can be assured that appropriate measures are being carried out by the industry.
- Provide assurance to regulators that agreed national standards are in place and maintained to safeguard the welfare of our salmon; and
- Through salmon welfare leadership, improve the overall finfish welfare status throughout New Zealand.
The Welfare Standards can be downloaded from the Sustainability tab.