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The Environment

These reports are in a constant state of revision. If you would like to correct or add information to one of them, contact Bob Rosenberry at bob@shrimpnews.com.

An Excerpt from A River's Tail: In Vietnam's Mekong Delta, shrimp farmers fight off erosion and pollution from the Mekong River.

Dialogues with Shrimp Farmers: Shrimp News Interviews the World Wildlife Fund's Jason Clay and Jose Villalon.  They are developing environmental standards for shrimp farms worldwide.

The True Cost of Shrimp: On April 23, 2008, the Solidarity Center (“American Center For International Labor Solidarity”) released a 40-page report titled The True Cost of Shrimp.  A strong indictment of the labor practices at shrimp processing plants in Bangladesh and Thailand, it also includes comments on the Global Aquaculture Alliance and the Aquaculture Certification Council.  Those comments are followed with responses to the report from the media and the shrimp industry.

United States' Public TV Station Reports on Worker Abuse in Thailand's Shrimp Processing Industry. This report is an almost verbatium copy of the show's transcript, followed by responses to the show, some of them rebutting it and some of them supporting it. There is also a link to the ten-minute video of the show.

SHUNDERBUN: Beware, this a story about a successful Bengal tiger attack on a shrimp seedstock fisherman. Also see, the postscripts at the end of this story, and after them the pictures of the female seedstock collectors of West Bengal, India.


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