Stress and welfare in cephalopods

Since the application of the European Directive (2010/63/EU) in 2013, stakeholder need for information regarding the welfare and stress of Cephalopods in captivity is great. Investigations of the effects of stress on mothers and siblings are currently being conducted in collaboration with team 1 (DEPP).
In addition, we investigate any physiological and behavioural indicators of stress during animal collection and transportation. This research aimed to propose to laywers ideal regime of collection, housing and transportation, through a COST consortium (#FA 1301) and to the EU. A special focus will be placed on determining suitable analgesics and anaesthetics for cuttlefish since knowledge in this domain is scarce in Cephalopods.