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Where does your shrimp come from?
Oct 10, 2012

Where does your shrimp come from?

By EJF Staff

Check out the updated EJF Consumer Guide to Prawns! Every time you are faced with purchasing prawns, consider how much you know about their production. Can you be sure it didn't cause environmental degradation or lead to human rights abuses?

The production of prawns can be responsible for serious environmental degradation, such as the destruction of mangroves, wetlands and coral reefs, destruction of marine and coastal biodiversity and mass drowning of sea turtles and other protected species. It has also been linked to human rights abuses, such as child, forced and bonded labour, intimidation, violence and even murder.

This guide can help you to make informed consumer decisions.

Read the updated EJF Consumer Guide to Prawns.