Fish sentience: the emotional lives of fish


The last 20 years of research has shattered common misconceptions, revealing that fish not only feel pain but also experience a range of emotions, including positive ones. Despite this, many still harbour the idea that fish cannot feel, and that they do not suffer.

Today, on World Ocean’s Day (June 8th), let’s take a deep dive into fish sentience and show once and for all, that fish welfare is important!

A school of silver fish in the wild
A school of various coloured fish in tropical waters

* You may be wondering if “fishes” is proper grammar... While the plural form for more than one fish of the same species is fish, fishes is the correct plural form for more than one fish of different species! Now you know!

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