Keep tiger prawns off your plate
Stockholm, 25th August 2011. Seas At Risk member organisation the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) has launched a campaign to inform consumers about the negative effects of giant prawn farming on the environment.
Tiger prawns, also known as giant prawns or jumbo shrimps, are a popular seafood product and can be found all over Europe. These large shrimps often come from Asia, where the aquaculture techniques used by large companies have a devastating effect on the environment and on local communities.
A short Youtube film produced by SSNC explains how giant prawns are pumped full of antibiotics and dangerous chemicals, and how large expanses of precious mangrove forest are destroyed and contaminated to accommodate shrimp farms.
The film aims at drawing attention to this consumption-related environmental problem in a humorous way, and at persuading consumers to keep giant prawns off their plate in order to safeguard the environment and the living conditions in prawn-producing countries.