Fish are smarter than you think.
With more than 30,000 species of fish on the planet, they represent more than half of the vertebrate diversity. Despite the fact that we interact with fish in a myriad of ways (fisheries, aquaculture, scientific research), they attract very little attention from a welfare perspective. Indeed, until recently the common view was that fish are automatons; primitive animals that lack cognitive sophistication.
Over the last 30 years, however, that position has changed dramatically. There is now ample scientific evidence that fish are just as sophisticated as any terrestrial vertebrate and in many cognitive realms they out-perform them.
Professor Culum Brown has made a significant contribution to the study of behavioural ecology of fishes over his research career. His research niche lies in the study of fish behaviour and its application to fisheries science with his most significant contribution being enhancing our understanding of fish cognition and behaviour.
Here, he will share his learnings about fish intelligence. You will never think of fish in the same way again!
This event will be held online via Zoom. Register to attend via Eventbrite, and we’ll email you with a meeting access link in advance of the event.