Shrimp Welfare Project is an organization of people who believe that shrimp welfare is critical to sustainability to enable thriving businesses, a healthy society and a sustainable environment.
We also believe that shrimps are capable of suffering and deserve our moral consideration.
In 2021, SWP was launched by Charity Entrepreneurship, a charity incubator that provided our seed funding. Over the next few years, we're building a small and dedicated team to work on:
The Demand side: Reaching out to relevant stakeholders along the supply chain to improve welfare standards for shrimps
The Supply Side: Working with farmers to achieve these higher welfare standards
Outreach: Increasing the awareness of shrimp welfare as a cause area, assisting in research where possible
In doing so, we aim to improve the lives of billions of shrimps.
Meet our team below:
Chief Executive Officer
Andrés Jiménez Zorrilla
Over 15 years of experience in Investment Banking and Private Equity working for Morgan Stanley and Aermont Capital. Started his own real estate investment business in 2018. Responsible for €2bn+ of investments in Spain and Portugal. Incubatee in the 2021 Charity Entrepreneurship Incubation Programme.
Chief Impact Officer
PhD in Artificial Intelligence from LJMU. 4 years of experience as a Business Analyst in the NHS. Collaborated with the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute on a survey of AGI Projects. Founded the startup Meeple Market in 2018. Incubatee in the 2021 Charity Entrepreneurship Incubation Programme.
Over 20 years’ technical, operational and product experience from startups to multinationals. Most recently directing programmes for Yahoo! across EMEA, and developing the infrastructure bond exchange for EIX in the UK. Ben has a BSc in Microbiology from LJMU and an MSc in IT from Kingston University.
India Program Coordinator
Sri Rang K
Previously a program coordinator at the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO). Has a background in advertising and has worked as a creative strategist for various trade shows and some Indian corporations. Sri Rang aims to minimize the suffering of animals as much as possible.
Aquaculture Welfare Specialist
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Master’s in Aquatic Veterinary Studies (University of Stirling, Scotland) and WAVMA Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV). Public and private sector experience in aquaculture and founder of Aquaglobal Veterinary Consulting Pty. Ltd. Passionate about aquatic animal health and welfare. One of my core beliefs is that “only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go”-T.S. Eliot.
Economics Honours graduate from the University of Melbourne. Interned for six months as an economist at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, and begins a graduate role there in 2022. Spent one year volunteering at charity analysis organisation SoGive, which advises donors based on the principles of Effective Altruism.
Was a professional actress and singer from 2018 to 2020. Started volunteering with various organisations related to animal welfare and effective altruism in 2019. Switched careers in 2021 to work as a Campaign Officer for World Day for the End of Speciesism and World Day for the End of Fishing. Joined the Shrimp Welfare Project team in May 2022.
India Field Coordinator
Satvik has a master's degree in Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc) from the Kerala University of Fisheries & Ocean Studies. Previously, he coordinated the state-level APILIP-II Project, in Andhra Pradesh and has also worked at research institutes like the Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, India, on Fish behavior, Breeding, Culture, Migration, Tagging, Ranching, etc. As his bonding with aquatic animals became more prominent, it motivated him to work for aquatic animals' welfare. His hobbies include mimicry, radio jockeying, and educating farmers with the YouTube channel.
Bachelor's degree of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Academy of Art University and over 11 years of experience in the field. Francesca uses her skills to support causes and the missions of numerous non-profits that are looking to improve the quality of life for both humans and animals, while incorporating concepts of effective altruism into her work.
Holds a master's degree in Agricultural Economics (University of Western Australia), and a bachelor's degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship Development (University for Development Studies, Ghana). Has over 9 years of experience working with both international and local Charities/NGOs. Prior to volunteering with Shrimp Welfare Project, he was Research and Development Intern at McAndrew Leadership, UK.
Dr Manoj Sharma
Dr Manoj Sharma is a pioneer shrimp farming professional with more than 26 years of experience in sustainable shrimp farming practices. Dr Sharma advocates for lower stocking density shrimp farming and his publication “Farming Vannamei the Tiger way” attracted many farmers nationally and internationally. He is regularly invited to various international conferences to deliver talks regarding his shrimp farming techniques.
Daniela R. Waldhorn
Daniela R. Waldhorn is a Senior Research Manager at Rethink Priorities, where she researches farmed invertebrate welfare issues. She's also a Ph.D. researcher at the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Barcelona, a member of the Centre for Animal Ethics, and an Associate Professor at Pompeu Fabra University. Daniela worked previously in research and management for organizations like Animal Ethics, Animal Equality, and Sinergia Animal.
Douglas Waley is the Fish Welfare Programme Leader at Eurogroup for Animals. He leads political advocacy work at the EU level on the welfare of farmed and wild fish and aquatic invertebrates, and supports a working group of member animal advocacy organisations in their own projects and in collaborating together.
Pauline believes that behaviour change is key to solving environmental problems and that business should be a force for good. She currently leads the climate and responsible Investment strategy at Aegon UK. She previously managed multi million conservation grants for Bloomberg Philanthropies and led the responsible sourcing strategy for some of the products with the highest human rights and environmental risks at Tesco PLC.
Claire Howard is a founding member, now Director, of Crustacean Compassion whose campaigning led to the scientific and legal recognition of the sentience of decapod crustaceans in the UK. A recipient of the RSPCA Honours Campaigner Award, Claire is a passionate advocate of evidence-based campaigning. She has worked on animal welfare issues internationally and is currently an active trustee and director on several non-profit boards.
Yip Fai Tse
Tse Yip Fai holds a degree in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and one in Banking and Finance from the University of London. He is a 2021 Foresight Fellow in Animal Ethics For Artificial Intelligence. He was previously the China Strategy Consultant for Mercy For Animals, responsible for research and strategy for their expansion plans in China and Asia. Currently the Research Assistant for Prof. Peter Singer at Princeton University, Fai is researching the impact and ethics of artificial intelligence on nonhuman animals.
Karolina is co-founder and Director of Programs at Charity Entrepreneurship. Karolina also serves as a Fund Manager at Effective Altruism Animal Welfare Fund and a board member and advisor for various EA nonprofits and think tanks, such as Fish Welfare Initiative, WANBAM, and Legal Priorities Project. Before that, she co-founded an organization to improve the impact of nonprofits and social enterprises; worked on measurement and evaluation; and was a researcher for IBM and the Jagiellonian University, where at the age of 22 she became a teaching fellow.
Aquatic Animal Alliance
Created by the Aquatic Life Institute, the Aquatic Animal Alliance is a coalition of advocacy organizations who believe aquatic animals should have lives free of suffering.
We want to set welfare standards for aquatic animals as high as possible and we believe the best way to achieve this goal is as a coalition. We are a coalition of the largest animal welfare organizations and are proud to say that together, we have created the first and most comprehensive guide on what welfare means for aquatic animals.
Eurogroup for Animals
As the pan-European animal advocacy organisation, the primary focus of Eurogroup for Animals is to improve the well-being of as many animals as possible and defend animals’ interests. We do this by achieving better legislation, standards, enforcement and societal attitudes, through a united community of animal protection organisations and via lawful means.
We challenge decision-makers to bring about positive change, and deliver coordinated advocacy and campaigns at EU level.
Charity Entrepreneurship is a research and training program aimed at creating multiple high-impact charities annually with different focus areas each year. Our mission is to get more effective charities to exist in the world. Although there are many capable organizations out there, there are also still large areas where more effective charities could benefit the world. Our goal is to connect talented individuals with high-impact charity opportunities, and the means to fulfill them.
Fish Welfare Initiative
Fish Welfare Initiative works with farmers, corporations, and government agencies to improve the welfare of fish as much as possible.
Fish Welfare Initiative aims to reduce the suffering of billions of fish through researching and executing targeted, highly-scalable welfare interventions.
The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO)
FIAPO is an Animal Charity Evaluator's (ACE) standout charity primarily dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals in India. Their work focuses on improving animal welfare standards, strengthening the animal advocacy movement, increasing the availability of animal-free products, influencing legislation change, and providing direct help and veterinary care to animals. SWP and FIAPO partnered with each other to survey shrimp farmers in Andhra Pradesh in December 2021.
Open Philanthropy identifies outstanding giving opportunities, makes grants, follows the results, and publishes its findings. Its mission is to give as effectively as it can.
We were awarded funds for general support towards our mission of bettering the lives of farmed shrimps globally.
ACE is dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. They work toward this mission by evaluating and recommending charities, awarding grants to promising projects, and driving capital.
We were awarded an ACE Movement Grant for our work in India and Vietnam.
Charity Entrepreneurship is a research and training program aimed at creating multiple high-impact charities annually with different focus areas each year. We were incubated by Charity Entrepreneurship and they provided our initial seed funding.