Prawnmaster on Guardian UK Prawn article – EJF needs a serious reimagination on shrimp.

Yes a remake of Home Alone, amongst other films, are in the works at Disney.

Re-imagination seems to be flavour of the year.

Sadly the story for shrimp is not being reimagined at all with the same old myths being dug up and used over and over again.

Yes EJF.

Don’t have time or energy to go through this article and point out the factual error assumptions – yet again.

This is regurgitated fake blame/manipulated data – nothing “New” or newsworthy.

Only question for UK shrimp farmer – is it ethical to bring in and grow exotic shrimp from the US even from where it is not even endemic and what with the UK a signatory to the Rio Treaty (CBD)?

Is this not a GMO vannamei Pacific shrimp if from a USA breeding program and also an exotic to the US.

Why get your seed from the US? Apart from the UNOIE/EU live shrimp for culture trade law requirement.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/07/farmer-produces-ethical-king-prawns-in-a-lincolnshire-field

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Vietnam Ca Mau expands shrimp farming..

Not clear here at all what shrimp species is being cultured here…

If Pacific vannamei then not sure that growing an exotic shrimp species in Vietnam should be allowed an organic status at all.

ASC should not condoning exotics either..

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/ca-mau-expands-use-of-advanced-farming-techniques/157452.vnp

Thwack! Insects feel chronic pain after injury – The University of Sydney

Nociception and pain brakes.

Shrimp harvestors be prepared….

…..shrimp ethics….

https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2019/07/11/thwack–insects-feel-chronic-pain-after-injury.html

The Netherlands cracks down on child labour with due diligence bill – harmonised EU approach on modern slavery in the works.

Shrimp suppliers take heed.

France and UK have modern slavery bills. Harmonised EU bills forthcoming.

https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2019/06/04/The-Netherlands-cracks-down-on-child-labour-with-due-diligence-bill

Trash talking shrimp company needs a message makeover | IntraFish

Interesting commentary from Intrafish but hey, its all about marketing….and others, are they not doing much the same?

Actually why bother going further than the Intrafish headline commentary…….things get twisted.

For example we have alternative “shrimp” meat companies (like cell based Shiok Meats) dumping on the shrimp industry (without specifics) as a strategic marketing method……and people (especially vegans) are buying in to the message.

By sending out negative comments Shiok are use the existing shrimp markets to position themselves in a positive light and touting themselves as the best option. Where is the supporting evidence?

Apart from oft repeated mantra’s and sensationalist media bytes.

Would love to see them really state their case.

They decry shrimp as being bad for the environment and full of antibiotics.

The latest is promote their cell based product as cruelty free.

This implies that shrimp farming is cruel.

I am sure Natural Shrimp dump on others also to promote their technology and products as natural and antibiotic free.

Was it not cheap fishmeal that drove SE Asia shrimp aquaculture growth not vice versa…

Report here on IFFO and GAA recommendations.

Back in GOAL meeting 2010 in Kuala Lumpur at a round table Prawnmaster asked the Thais how come they were able to supply such cheap shrimp….and that buyers and markets in the West were requiring traceability on fishmeal.

Yes he got a frosty “walk out of the meeting” reception…and GAA the next bolt-on standard to aspire to.

Of course shock horror when slave trade in fishing was also uncovered.