Pain and suffering in fish

Scientists have been discussing nociception and the experience of pain and suffering in fish for many years. This pages has a collection of links to relevant papers. Suggestions for additions are welcome and may be sent to this email address.

Please also see links to guidance on:


Opinion pieces in the Guardian newspaper:

There is ample evidence that fish feel pain (Lynne Sneddon, 2021)

Can fish feel pain? The jury is still out (Alan Roberts, 2021)

Are we wrong to assume that fish can't feel pain? (Carl Safina, 2018)

This page was updated on 07 October 2021

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