THE DARK SIDE OF IM­PORTED SHRIMP

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The per­cent­age of the world’s man­groves that have been re­moved due to de­struc­tive shrimp-farm­ing prac­tices.

6 mil­lion

The an­nual world­wide pro­duc­tion of shrimp, both cap­tured and farmed, in tonnes.

5 to 20

The amount of by­catch, in pounds, dis­carded dead or dy­ing per pound of bot­tom-trawled shrimp.

425,000

The es­ti­mated num­ber of slave work­ers in Thai­land, many of whom work in the shrimp in­dus­try.

2,000

The num­ber of seafood in­dus­try slaves in South­east Asia that were freed last year af­ter an As­so­ci­ated Press in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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