Product CO2e / kg Studies

Whiteleg shrimp (farmed)

CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Whiteleg shrimp (farmed)
You can consume
kg of Whiteleg shrimp (farmed) to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Whiteleg shrimp | Shrimp | Crustaceans | Sea food | Food


Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Seafood carbon emissions tool Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei), Farmed, System: Intensive ponds, Notes: Several LCA studies have been carried out on shrimp and prawn production , providing energy use values for intensive and semi-intensive pond culture as well as recirculating systems. Additional feed data were taken from Seafood Watch reports and other studies. Importantly, estimates here reflect only emissions associated with energy and feed, and exclude emissions from land use change associated with shrimp production in coastal regions. and use change in the form of mangrove deforestation for shrimp production may be a particularly important source of emissions and is not typically accounted for in LCAs; inclusion of mangrove deforestation could result in emissions up to an order of magnitude higher in some systems, although such emissions would not be expected in intensive inland pond production.
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