Below are articles written by SWP and our advisors which are intended to give an overview of some of the critical aspects of shrimp welfare.
The Additional Resources page includes selected external resources that we have found particularly helpful in shaping our understanding of shrimp welfare.
Can improving shrimp welfare lead to greater sustainability?
When animal welfare isn’t taken into consideration in shrimp production systems, the results include poor health, more disease, need for antibiotic use, higher mortality, environmental and ecosystem impacts, and ultimately lower resource efficiency and productivity. Looking after the welfare of shrimps can mitigate many of the most pressing issues created by the industry as it stands today.
What is the journey for a farmed shrimp, from birth to slaughter, to plate?
This article will detail all stages of the shrimp supply chain, from Inputs, to Farming, to Trading, to Processing, to Exporting/Importing, and finally Distribution.
What is the evidence for sentience in shrimps? And what is sentience, anyway?
This article will detail a definition of sentience, present the current scientific and legal consensus on shrimp sentience, and finally review the evidence of sentience in shrimps.