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dc.contributor.authorJones, Nick A.R.
dc.contributor.authorWebster, Mike M.
dc.contributor.authorSalvanes, Anne Gro Vea
dc.identifier.citationJones , N A R , Webster , M M & Salvanes , A G V 2021 , ' Physical enrichment research for captive fish : time to focus on the DETAILS ' , Journal of Fish Biology , vol. 99 , no. 3 , 14773 , pp. 704-725 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 274063689
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 636c9cce-6f71-438f-a2d6-bbe42a0fff94
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9597-6871/work/95772438
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6031-7507/work/95772703
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000661467000001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85107923737
dc.descriptionFunding: Fisheries Society of the British Isles (GB) (Grant Number(s): PhD Studentship).en
dc.description.abstractGrowing research effort has shown that physical enrichment (PE) can improve fish welfare and research validity. However, the inclusion of PE does not always result in positive effects and conflicting findings have highlighted the many nuances involved. Effects are known to depend on species and life stage tested, but effects may also vary with differences in the specific items used as enrichment between and within studies. Reporting fine-scale characteristics of items used as enrichment in studies may help to reveal these factors. We conducted a survey of PE-focused studies published in the last 5 years to examine the current state of methodological reporting. The survey results suggest that some aspects of enrichment are not adequately detailed. For example, the amount and dimensions of objects used as enrichment were frequently omitted. Similarly, the ecological relevance, or other justification, for enrichment items was frequently not made explicit. Focusing on ecologically relevant aspects of PE and increasing the level of detail reported in studies may benefit future work and we propose a framework with the acronym DETAILS ( D imensions, E cological rationale, T iming of enrichment, A mount, I nputs, L ighting and S ocial environment). We outline the potential importance of each of the elements of this framework with the hope it may aid in the level of reporting and standardization across studies, ultimately aiding the search for more beneficial types of PE and the development of our understanding and ability to improve the welfare of captive fish and promote more biologically relevant behaviour.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Authors. Journal of Fish Biology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Fisheries Society of the British Isles. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectEnvironmental complexityen
dc.subjectEnvironmental enrichmenten
dc.subjectFish husbandryen
dc.subjectFish welfareen
dc.subjectStructural complexityen
dc.subjectStructural enrichmenten
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectSH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Anglingen
dc.titlePhysical enrichment research for captive fish : time to focus on the DETAILSen
dc.typeJournal itemen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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