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Earth is home to an estimated 33,000 known species of fishes, which is more than all the other kinds of vertebrate animals combined.
Fish are amazingly diverse and truly fascinating. Did you know, for example, that fish are fast learners with long-term memories and a keen sense of time? They recognize other individuals, can keep track of complex social relationships, and work cooperatively with other species.
They are inquisitive and perceptive. For example, Albert Einstein is the name of a goldfish listed in Guiness World Records as the fish with the largest repertoire of tricks.
Fish Are Sentient
The nervous systems of fish are similar enough to those of birds and mammals to indicate that they can experience pain.
Fish behave in ways that exhibit pain when they are subjected to stimuli that would cause physical pain to other animals. They learn to avoid unpleasant encounters, like electric shocks, and painkillers reduce symptoms of pain that they would otherwise display.
Global Fish Kill and Use
FishCount.org estimates that, each year:
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