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Your Consumer Choices DO Make A Difference!!

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

Question Your Shrimp recommends the following actions:

  • Reduce overall consumption of shrimp
  • Avoid imported shrimp
  • Look for local, seasonal shrimp – Northern coldwater varieties of shrimp including Pacific Northwest spot prawns, coonstripe and sidestripe shrimp, and Oregon Pink Shrimp
  • Avoid wild shrimp caught by bottom-trawls (this harms the ocean floor and kills a lot of other species)
  • Look for U.S. farmed shrimp, which uses environmentally responsible closed systems
  • Ask grocery stores and restaurants where their seafood comes from, and if it is sustainably farmed or wild-caught
  • Try another type of seafood from the Seafood Watch Guide yellow or green list
  • Contact your congressional representative & ask them to tighten Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) to include all seafood in stores & restaurants (currently, any processed shrimp/seafood does not need to be labeled)

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