Efforts have focused on reducing and replacing the use of fish in regulatory aquatic toxicity testing, including projects co-led by PETA Science Consortium International e.V. Click the boxes below to read more about these efforts:
In addition to the above, the Science Consortium promotes the development and use of non-animal approaches to aquatic toxicity testing by regularly presenting and organising sessions at scientific conferences. For example, the Science Consortium has co-organised ecotoxicity sessions at European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EUSAAT) congresses. These sessions featured developments in the use of computational methods, fish cell lines, and primary cells for the prediction of toxicity, bioaccumulation, and metabolism. The Science Consortium also co-organised a session on alternative approaches and predictive methods to fish toxicity testing at the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in 2021. The Science Consortium has previously supported the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) as a global affiliate and continues to participate in the SETAC Animal Alternatives Interest Group.
Select aquatic toxicity publications from the Science Consortium are listed here.
Relevant external publications are listed here.