Last week at the Zoological Society of London symposium on mangroves in London, I spoke out strongly against shrimp certification. Two persons asked me why MAP was not supporting the notion of certification of “sustainable” shrimp. I argued that existing certification schemes are based on faulty standards, one of which was the notion that cleared mangroves for new shrimp farms could be mitigated against via ill-designed mangrove plantings that are bound to fail. I also emphasized the GAA and ASC are creating food insecurity in the South by exporting 90% of a luxury export product to wealthier nations in the North.
I think many people at this special mangrove symposium heard me! It will be good to have them on our side!
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