Feedback on farmed shrimp standards sought
The World Wildlife Fund on Thursday announced that only two weeks remain in the first public comment period for the draft farmed shrimp standards.
The standards, which are being created by the 500-plus participants in the Shrimp Aquaculture Dialogue, will help minimize the shrimp farming industry's environmental and social footprint.
All feedback received during the 60-day period will be used by the dialogue's Global Steering Committee (GSC) to revise the draft standards before they are posted again for the last comment period. The shrimp standards are expected to be finalized by year's end.
"The dialogue participants have done a tremendous amount of work to get to this point, but additional input from as many people as possible is needed to ensure that the final standards will be fair, credible, applicable and help change the way that shrimp farming is done," said GSC member Marc Le Groumellec of Groupe UNIMA. "The public comment period is a great means for weighing in."