Humane killing of fishes for scientific research: a comparison of two methods.

  title={Humane killing of fishes for scientific research: a comparison of two methods.},
  author={Jack J. Blessing and Jonathon C. Marshall and Stephen Richard Balcombe},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  volume={76 10},
Two killing methods were compared on the clupeid, bony bream Nematolosa erebi and it was found that ice-slurry immersion was more humane than benzocaine overdose. The use of ice-slurry for killing N. erebi should be accepted as a standard humane method and considered similarly for other warm-water species. 

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