Selected Review Articles

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AFS Policy Statement #16 American Fisheries Society (AFS), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH), and Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRE) (1987) Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in Field Research. Approved Sept 1987, Winston-Salem , NC Published Mar-Apr 1988, Fisheries 13(2):16-23


AFS Policy Statement #22. Robinette, H Randall (Chair); Hynes, Julian; Parker, Nick C; Putz, Robert; Stevens, Robert E; and Stickney, Robert R (1990) ABBREVIATED, AFS Policy Statement #22: Commercial Aquaculture. Approved Aug 1990, Pittsburg, PA. Published Jan-Feb 1991, Fisheries 15(2):12


AFS Policy Statement #30 Kapuscinski AR and EM Hallerman (1990) Responsible Use of Fish and Other Aquatic Organisms. Fisheries 15(4):2-5


ASIH, AFS, AIFRB (1988) Guidelines for Use of Fishes in Field Research. Fisheries. 13(2): 16-23


DeTolla LJ, Srinivas S, Whitaker BR, Andrews C, Hecker B, Kane AS, Reimschuessel R (1995) Guidelines for the Care and Use of Fish in Research.  ILAR Journal. 37(4)


FSBI (2002) Fish Welfare. Briefing Paper 2, Fisheries Society of the British Isles Granta Information Systems, 82A High Street , Sawston, Cambridge , CB2 4H, Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1223 830665. Email:


Matthews M, Trevarrow B, Matthews J (2002) A Virtual Tour of the Guide for Zebrafish Care and Users. Lab Animal. 31(3):34-40.


Rose JD (2003) A critique of paper: Do fish have nociceptors: Evidence for the evolution of a vertebrate sensory system" published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 2003 by Sneddon, Braithwaite and Gentle.


Rose JD (2002) The Neurobehavioral Nature of Fishes and the Question of Awareness and Pain. Reviews in Fisheries Science.


Schwedler TE, Johnson SK (2000) Responsible Care and Health Maintenance of Fish in Commercial Aquaculture. Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin. Winter 1999/2000. 10(3/4)


Sneddon LU, Braithwaite VA, and Gentle MJ (2003) Do fish have nociceptors? Evidence for the evolution of a vertebrate sensory system. Proceedings of the Royal Society 1270(1520):1115-1121


Thorsteinsson V (2002) Tagging Methods for Stock Assessment and Research in Fisheries. Report of Concerted Action FAIR CT.96.1394 (CATAG). Reykjavik. Marine Research Institute Technical Report (79), pp 179


The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Journal 44(4) 2003, entitled “Physiological Research Outside the Laboratory”, is an excellent collection of articles written to assist fish researchers and IACUC members in assessing fish research.  Please go to their website ( to obtain the following articles.


·       Introduction: All of the World Is a Laboratory
Michael K. Stoskopf

·       Does the Animal Welfare Act Apply to Free-ranging Animals?
Daniel M. Mulcahy

·       Opportunistic Research and Sampling Combined with Fisheries and Wildlife Management Actions or Crisis Response
David A. Jessup

·       Fish Research and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Russell J. Borski and Ronald G. Hodson

·       Surgical Implantation of Transmitters into Fish
Daniel M. Mulcahy

·       Programs for Invasive Research in North American Zoos and Aquariums
Karen L. Goodrowe




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