Below are articles and reports 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.
Factors Affecting Shrimp Welfare in Aquaculture
This report aims to assess the importance of various factors for the welfare of farmed shrimps, with a particular focus on Litopenaeus vannamei (also known as Penaeus vannamei, or whiteleg shrimp), due to the scale and intensity of farming (~171-405 billion globally per annum). Where evidence is scarce, we extend our research to other shrimps, other decapods, or even other aquatic animals. Further research into the most significant factors and practices affecting farmed shrimp welfare is needed.
What are our findings after having spoken to more than two dozen stakeholders in the shrimp farming industry?
This report discusses the welfare of shrimps, why we chose India as a scoping country and our findings after having undertaken water quality measurements on shrimp farms and discussions with several stakeholders in the shrimp supply chain.
What are our findings after having visited eleven shrimp farms in Vietnam?
This report discusses the welfare of shrimps, why we chose Vietnam as a scoping country
and our findings after having undertaken water quality measurements on shrimp farms
and discussions with several stakeholders in the shrimp supply chain.
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.
What is Eyestalk Ablation? What are the implications for shrimp welfare and aquaculture outcomes?
This article discusses the practice of Eyestalk Ablation (ESA), highlighting its effects on shrimp welfare and production.
Cắt cuống mắt tôm: Tác động tiêu cực tới sức khỏe và phúc lợi động vật
An article titled "Eyestalk ablation: Negative impact on animal health and welfare" published in Người nuôi tôm (The Shrimp Farmer) magazine.
Le bien-être des crevettes en aquaculture: quels sont les facteurs clés?
The article explores the notion of sentience and how it applies to shrimps. The article also delves into the Shrimp Welfare Report published in November 2022.
Asia Farm Animal Day (AFAD) 2023: Advocating for Aquatic Animals
Lien-Huong speaks about Shrimp Welfare Project's work, challenges, achievements and how the community can support and get involved in improving the welfare of farmed shrimps.
Andrés Jimenez Zorrilla on Shrimp Welfare Project and why we should care about shrimp
Shrimp Welfare Project is the only organisation solely dedicated to improving the lives of shrimp. In this episode we talk about the case for working on shrimp, the current scale of and practices within shrimp farming, as well as what Shrimp Welfare Project have learned over the past 2 years.
80,000 Hours: After Hours Podcast - Andrés Jiménez Zorrilla on the Shrimp Welfare Project
In this episode of 80k After Hours, Rob Wiblin interviews Andrés about Shrimp Welfare Project, which he cofounded in 2021. It’s the first project in the world focused on shrimp welfare specifically and now has six full-time staff.
Curious Vedanth - Meet Lien-Huong Trinh
In this podcast episode, Vedanth interviews Lien-Huong Trinh, the Vietnam Programme Coordinator for Shrimp Welfare Project. They talk about the need to improve the welfare of farmed shrimp, and what the organisation is doing to help this issue.
EA Global: London 2022 - The State of Aquatic Animal Advocacy
Moderated by Bruce Friedrich (Founder and CEO of the Good Food Institute), Andrés is joined by Sophika Kostyniuk (Managing Director of the Aquatic Life Institute) and Alex Holst (Senior Policy Manager at the Good Food Institute) for a discussion on the state of Aquatic Animal Advocacy.
Asia Farm Animal Day 2022: Aquaculture - Do you really understand the industry?
Moderated by our own Lien-Huong, Andrés is joined by Haven King-Nobles (Executive Director of Fish Welfare Initiative) and Dr. Krzystof Wojtas (Head of Fish Policy at Compassion in World-Farming) for a discussion on the current state of aquaculture and common farming practices
The Aquatic Life Conference 2021 - Neglected Species (Shrimp and Octopus farming)
Andrés is joined by Daniela Waldhorn (Rethink Priorities) and Jennifer Jacquet (NYU), and each gives a presentation on some of the most neglected species in the animal welfare movement - shrimp and octopus farming.