Fish possess the capacity to feel painful events. They have nerves, as we do, to detect the elements that cause pain - heat, chemicals, and pressure.

  • Fish have nerves that detect painful events
  • Pain signals are sent to higher brain areas
  • Twenty-two pain receptors in face and head of trout
  • Receptors similar to amphibians, birds, mammals
  • The three types of pain receptors in people are also in fish
  • Pain sensitivity comparable to humans

Fish Pain