FINS works hard to tackle to tackle fish welfare issues,
Sometimes these cases are complicated and require a lot of different organisations which can take time to arrange. FINS is currently working on the two projects listed below, generally updates won't be put on here unless there's significant progress.
One of the more complicated projects is the issue of goldfish as prizes at fairs and other events. This is a minefield as the number of organisations involved, Whilst the Welfare act 2006 does force fair owners to check the age on prizes it doesn't ban it outright. Local councils have their own legislation on whether to allow it on their public land so its very inconsistent between councils. Private land it is up to the individual landowners. FINS is working on a mutually beneficial arrangement between the fair owners ( which are largely governed by the Showmans Guild of Great Britain), animal welfare organisations and the aquatic trade. FINS are not wanting to cause upset especially as the showmen and women are well respected members of society we are wanting to make sure their livelihoods are not affected.
FINS is currently working alongside a local Mental health charity to bring a public aquarium to Sheffield UK, currently the centre and aquarium is under construction and more information will be published as updates when available.
Our rehoming centre is currently under construction, The new premises are based in Sheffield UK within the Mental Health Action Groups building.
Photos of our progress will be added as they are available,