We at Mangrove Action Project (MAP) are reaching out to you and others involved in or concerned about seafood issues to ask your help in spreading the word concerning imported tropical shrimp. Today, shrimp is the number one seafood consumed in the US, surpassing tuna in 2001. 90% of that shrimp is imported from the Global South, and produced in ways that are destructive of both the marine environment and the local coastal comminities who depend on the sea for life and livelihoods. We are working to reduce this consumption demand in the US, which drives the very destructive expansion of the shrimp aquaculture industry.
MAP is part of a global campaign that aims to reduce US Consumer appetite for those all too plentiful imports of shrimp or prawns from Asia, Latin America or Africa. Please read the article below for some of the reasons we oppose this terribly destructive industry, and contact me if your organization is interested in joining our growing network and global alliance to stop this destructive industry. We need your help in reaching out to the general public. Please also help us get “signatures” onto our recently launched Avaaz petition. The more signatures we can muster, the better!
For the Mangroves, Coastal Fishers and Our Oceans’ Wild Fisheries,
Please help us gather signatures for the following Avaaz petition — Question Your Shrimp- Don’t Buy or Sell Imported Tropical Shrimp!
Click here to find out more and sign: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Question_Your_Shrimp_Dont_Buy_or_Sell_Imported_Tropical_Shrimp/?kVNAaab