Friend of the Sea has launched this petition to request governments to make it mandatory for traded, imported, sold shrimp to have a Mangrove Safe or equivalent verifiable certification, confirming that the shrimp was not farmed in aquaculture sites which are destroying mangroves forest.
Until now, 35% of the mangroves have been destroyed by unsustainable shrimp farming and urbanization.
Mangroves are small trees that grow in coastal saline or brackish water in the tropics. They are essentials to many species including 174 marine megafauna.
Mangroves are among the best planet carbon scrubbers and are essential to protect coastal areas from erosion and storm surge, especially during Hurricane and tsunamis.
The Petition will be sent to all relevant governments. Feedbacks and achievements will be provided with updates here on Change.org.
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