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Cephalopods and Shellfish: Animal Welfare

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL14747, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the peer review for the Review of the Evidence for Sentience in Decapod Crustaceans and Cephalopod Molluscs report has been completed; and when the accompanying Seafish Report into welfare risks facing these sea creatures will be published.

Answered on

26 April 2021

Defra has commissioned an independent external review of the available scientific evidence on sentience in decapods and cephalopods. This review and the Seafish Report are both expected to be published shortly.