OECD Trade Policy Studies Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Mangrove Protection Initiatives and Farmed Shrimp

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This chapter shows how the sometimes destructive effects of shrimp farming on mangrove forests led some environmental groups to try to block expansion of the industry. In response, the shrimp aquaculture industry developed a voluntary programme to certify responsible aquaculture practices. As well, various intergovernmental organisations have joined forces to improve the environmental performance of shrimp farming.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: April 1, 2006

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