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Break-out session: Shrimp Welfare

Shrimp on a sampling tray
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For a long time, the scientific understanding of welfare issues surrounding fish has been debated, however, the topic is increasingly on the radar. Over the last few years, there has been substantial research to assess the welfare of shrimp, including better insight on ways to measure this.

This session will provide an update on the current state of knowledge, and we will also delve into the best practices and the business case for ablation-free shrimp. Finally, two exciting examples from the field will be discussed.

Barbara Janker
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/ Barbara Janker

Barbara Janker currently holds the position as Global Marketing & Communications Director at the Aquaculture Stewardship Council ASC after having worked in several roles in the market development team since her start at ASC in 2015.

Born in Austria, Barbara first studied journalism at the University of Vienna and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Warwick Business School (UK) with a focus on CSR and sustainability. After positions in marketing and PR in the private sector and in consulting, she joined the NGO world 12 years ago. Prior to the ASC, Barbara Janker worked for the World Wide Fund for Nature WWF for five years. She initially coordinated the area of corporate partnerships in Eastern Europe before setting up the topic of “Sustainable Food” for WWF Austria. She was also seconded to Thailand to support the local team in their market transformation work.

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Assessing the welfare of shrimp and an improvement tool

Presented by Ralf Onken, Chief Technology Officer, FAI Farms

Best practices and economics of non-ablation

Presented by Olivier Decamp, PhD, R&D and Business Development Health Director, Inve Aquaculture / Benchmark

Panel discussion: Humane slaughter and shrimp welfare


Andrés Jiménez Zorrilla, CEO, Shrimp Welfare Project

Dominique Gautier, Director of Sustainability, Seafresh Group

Jessica Rivera Rodriguez, International Sales Manager, MER Seafood

Ravi Kumar Yellanki, Managing Director, Vaisakhi Bio-Marine Pvt Ltd & Vaisakhi Bio-Resources Pvt Ltd

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