FISH WELFARE INITIATIVE

STARTED: Incubation Program 2019

Haven King-Nobles
Co-founder, Director of Operations

SEED GRANT: $50,000

Thomas Billington

Co-founder, Director of Impact and Evaluation

Fish Welfare Initiative works with farmers, corporations, and government agencies to improve the welfare of fish as much as possible.

CURRENT OR PREDICTED IMPACT:

  • 420K fish potentially helped through welfare improvements 

  • 1.2M shrimp potentially helped through welfare improvements

SIGNIFICANT UPDATES: 

ACHIEVEMENTS: 

  • Estimated lives improved: 420,000 fishes

  • Connections: Met with 18 government officials and 9 corporations in India

  • Movement Building: Built a team of 8 full-time people in India, 6 of whom are new to the animal movement

  • Welfare Improvements R&D: Experimented with different welfare improvements for farmed carps in India 

  • Precedent: Secured India’s first corporate commitment for fishes

  • EA Community Recognition: Recipient of 5 separate grants from the EA Animal Welfare Fund

ROOM FOR MORE FUNDING FOR 2022: