Shrimp farmers call for end to Uyghur exploitation

Ecuador’s SSP has signed off its first batch of SSP-approved premium quality farmed shrimp Photo: SSP

A US coalition of shrimp producers is urging the federal government to shut down supply chains which it alleges are exploiting Uyghur labour

Atlantic shrimp caught be Argentinian fishers is exported to China for processing before being sold in the US as a product of Argentina.

The Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents fishers and producers across eight states, is arguing that some of this processing is carried out by members of the Uyghur minority who are forcibly moved from their autonomous region and coerced into working in processing factories in Shandong.

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