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Please comment any investigations we are missing.
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Note that most of these are graphic.
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NameFarmed or Wild?SpeciesLocationOrganizationDate ReleasedResponseOther Notes
Issues Documented
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Cruel Catfish SalughterFarmedcatfishTexas, US
Mercy for Animals
January 2011
Live skinning, no stunning before slaughter
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The Killing of TunaWildbluefin tunaSardinia, ItaltyAnimal EqualityJune 2012
No stunning, use of hooks to move tuna, stabbed alive
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A look inside salmon farmsFarmedSalmon
Vancouver, Canada
Chief George Quocksister Jr. from the Laich-Kwil-Tach Nation (not an organization)
August 2017
horrific deformities, herring wild fish in with salmon, tumors, "blind, emaciated salmon swimming in their own feces" and "sea lice from one of the fish farms had been killing young wild salmon"
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Carp (Odłów karpi) IIFarmedCarpPolandOpen CagesDecember 2017
In response to this campaign, some Polish stores like Tesco have banned the sale of live carp for Christmas
just pictures
Extended time out of water, piled on top of each other, crowding, fish left out in dirt, fish stuck in air in nets,
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Fish Abuse in Israeli Factory Fish FarmFarmedCarpIsrael
Animals Now (formerly Anonymous)
May 2018in Hebrew
prolonged starvation; water quality from waste; parasites and pesticides; streptococcus and other diseases; use of hormones; slaughter methods (e.g. freeze to death, gutting while alive, etc)
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Fish in stores: injured, suffocating, dead...
FarmedCarp, troutLithuania
Tušti narvai (Open Cages Lithuania)
May 2018in Lithuanian
high stocking desnities, bagged alive, prelsaughter mortality, wounds, parasites, missing scales
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Trawling: the Silent Suffering of FishWild
finfish, eels, shrimp, etc.
Sardinia, ItaltyAnimal EqualityAugust 2018
bycatch, no stunning, frozen alive, exploded swim bladders
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DriftnetsWild
sharks, dolphins, etc.
Mercy for Animals
September 2018
California banned driftnets
Excess bycatch, animals tangled in nets, fish killed via hanging
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Anche I Pesci (Italian aquaculture)Farmed
Sea Bream, Sea Bass, Trout
ItalyEssere AnimaliOctober 2018in Italian
stressful net capture, asphyxation via ice, fish binding, packed in boxes alive, artificial insimmination, stressful transport
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Welfare of Scottish Salmon in Legal Spotlight
FarmedSalmonScotland
Scottish Salmon Watch
October 2018see comment
deformities, lesions, sea lice, water quality, cleaner fish, stocking densities
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Aqualande TroutFarmedtroutFranceL214November 2018in French
bad water quality, wounds and fin rot, C02 killing, triploidy, bad stocking densities, poor fin condition, out of water before slaughter
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Fish Farming's Cruel SecretFarmed
sea bass, sea bream, salmon, trout
Europe
Compassion in World Farming
November 2018
pre-slaughter mortality, poor handling, crowding, slaughter via asphyxiation, packed in boxes alive
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Carp (Odłów karpi 2018)FarmedCarpPolandOpen CagesDecember 2018
In response to this campaign, some Polish stores like Tesco have banned the sale of live carp for Christmas (https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Ffinanse.wp.pl%2Ftesco-rezygnuje-ze-sprzedazy-zywych-karpi-klienci-kupia-tylko-mrozone-ryby-6428709232146561a). Also see industry response: https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cenyrolnicze.pl%2Fwiadomosci%2Fwiesci-rolnicze%2Fpozostale-wiesci-rolnicze%2F17996-obroncy-praw-zwierzat-pokazuja-zdjecia-z-odlawiania-karpia-czy-te-obrazy-sa-bulwersujace
just pictures
Extended time out of water, piled on top of each other, crowding,
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Recreational fishing and the suffering of fish (Pêche de loisir et souffrance des poissons)
BaitfishFrance
Paris Animaux Zoopolois
March 2019
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Betta FishPetBettaUSPETAMay 2019
betta in their small cups, mortality, transport stress
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Live fish in supermarkets: from bloody aquariums on a festive table
FarmedCarpLithuania
Tušti narvai (Open Cages Lithuania)
May 2019in Lithuanian
Live fish put into bags, held in little/no water/crowding, wounds, poor water quality
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Aquaculture: A Sea of Suffering (salmon)
Farmedhatchery salmonMaine, USAnimal OutlookOctober 2019
Company currently facing a consumer protection lawsuit in response to investigation
fungus, fish being thrown, dirty conditions, high mortality rates, killed via "thumping", deformities, stressful vaccination, mutilation, fish killed by being thrown in trash, aggression
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Fish Binding in TaiwanFarmedGiant Sea PerchTaiwanEASTOctober 2019
fish binding -> long, torturous process of asphyxiation
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Betta Fish BreedingPetBettaThailandPETADecember 2019
high mortality, bad water quality, confinement in small bags, transportation, left out of water
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Inside Greece Fish FarmsFarmed
Sea Bass and Sea Bream
GreeceEssere AnimaliJanuary 2020English subtitles
Slaughter via ice asphyxiation, no environmental enrichment, antibiotic overuse, disease outbreaks, high mortality (20%), transportation and crushing in nets, high stocking densities
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Brutal Fish With Gaff HooksWildSwordfishItalyEssere AnimaliAugust 2020English subtitles
harpooned by a gaff hook, cut open whilst alive
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Fish Farm RealityFarmedCatfishUS
Mercy for Animals
October 2020
out of water transportation, long assembly line to slaughter, cutting fish in half for samples
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Scottish Salmon Farming ExposedFarmedSalmonScotlandViva!November 2020
Invasions of parasitic sealice and the inhumane treatments used to tackle outbreaks such as hydrolicers and thermolicers
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Rainbow Trout Farming ExposedFarmedRainbow troutEnglandViva!January 2021
RSPCA Assured suspends 'high-end' trout farms over workers abusing fish caught on video
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Abusive Practices in Indian Fisheries Exposed
Farmed
Mostly Indian major carps, some catfish, some shrimp
IndiaAnimal EqualityFebruary 2021
Slaughter via ice asphyxiation, prolonged crowding, dirty conditions, antibiotics, fish killed by children in wet markets, water use
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Investigation: Scottish SalmonFarmedSalmonScotlandAnimal EqualityFebruary 2021
In conjunction with AE's ask for humane slaughter legistlation/policy in the UK
Ineffective stunning, slaughter, gill slitting while still concious, fish dropped on floor, fish beaten with clubs/priests to stun
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Salmon Suffering in Scottish Fish FarmsFarmedSalmonScotland
Compassion in World Farming
March 2021
Sea lice, deformiteis, tail rot, thermal delousing causing mortalities, cleaner fish use, high mortalities, open wounds and lesions, seaweed growing in wounds, lack of enrichment, environmental damage
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Violence against fish on farms in Greece
Farmed
Sea bass, sea bream
Greece
Essere Animali/We Animals Media
April 2021
Crowding, out of water, asphyxia, sea cages, dead fish, slaughter without stunning
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Secret Filming Exposes Welfare Abuse at RSPCA Assured Mowi
FarmedSalmonScotland
Scottish Salmon Watch
July 2021
Co-op originally suspended purchases of Mowi salmon pending an investigation, but later deleted the posts. Lots of industry responses (eg)
Sea lice, fin rot, wounds, mortalities
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Cruelty Found at U.S. Catfish SupplierFarmedCatfishMississipi, USAnimal EqualityAugust 2021
Slaughter house - crowding, prolonged suffering, ineffective stunning, unintended species like turtles
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Aquaculture: An Investigation on Trends and Practices in India
Farmed
Carp, catfish, prawns
India
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations
2021
Asphyxiation, slaughter, pollution, diseased fish sold to markets, rotting fish fed to catfish, horrible slaughter, antibiotic use
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La pêche au chalut : le grand massacreWild
Various species (flatfish)
France / UKL214February 2022
Fish suffering in trawling fisheries and the lack of measures to reduce the suffering of wild caught fish (e.g lack of stunner). Commented by Lynne Sneddon
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The Life and Death of Fish in Thai Farms and Markets
FarmedTilapia, catfishThailand
Sinergia Animal, We Animals Media
March 2022
Launch of campaign to get Makro, one of Thailand's largest retailers, to stop selling live fish
Poor water quality, handling out of water, ice asphyxation, disease, infections, deformities, mortalities, fish meal fish oil FMFO, live/wet markets, slaughter in markets, put in bags while alive, sold live in retailers
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Trout Restocking for Fishing (Enquête l'empoisonnement dans le but de pêcher)
Farmed (restocking)TroutFrance
Paris Animaux Zoopolois
March 2022
Water quality, crowding, handling out of water, infections, deformities, fishing, transportation, hooking, asphyxiation
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The secrets of fish farming in IndonesiaFarmed
Tilapia, catfish, milkfish
Indonesia
Act for Farmed Animals, Sinergia Animal, We Animals Media,
April 2022
Poor water quality, disease, mortalities, no stunning, skinned alive, fish kills, kept live in supermarkets
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The silent suffering of fishes on European fish farms
Farmed
Trout, sea bass, sea bream
Spain
Essere Animali/CIWF
June 2022
Poor water quality, grading, mortalities, lack of enrichment, aggression
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HIDDEN CAMERA SPAIN: Where does the fish for consumption come from?
Farmed
Trout, sea bass, sea bream
Spain
Fundación Franz Weber
July 2022
Crowding, mortalities, handling out of water, slaughter via ice
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Enquête : le calvaire des poissons vendus par DECATHLON pour la pêche au vifFarmed (live bait)roachFrance
Paris Animaux Zoopolois
October 2022
Rearing of farmed fish to be sold as live baits in the big sports retailer Decathlon
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