SHRIMP WELFARE PROJECT

STARTED: Incubation Program 2021

Aaron Boddy, PhD
Co-founder

SEED GRANT: $100,000

Shrimp Welfare Project aims to improve the lives of

billions of farmed shrimps in Southeast Asia.

CURRENT OR PREDICTED IMPACT:

  • We estimate that we can affect shrimp welfare at a rate of 135-250 shrimp per dollar

  • By the end of our first year, we aim to have secured partnerships with at least 5 farmers (with a minimum of 1 million shrimp each) and 1 corporation

SIGNIFICANT UPDATES: 

  • Nov. ‘21 - Secured a Board of Advisors and hired first additional team member

  • Oct. ‘21 - Defined their Asks

  • Sept. ‘21 - Pivoted intervention to include demand-side work 

ACHIEVEMENTS: 

  • Launched scoping work in India in collaboration with Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) to establish a solid baseline. This will include gathering water quality measurements as well as qualitative information through interviews

  • Secured a Board of Advisors and established partnerships with other organizations 

  • Spoke at the 2nd Aquatic Life Institute and Animal Advocacy Conference Asia 2021

  • Became a member of the Aquatic Animal Alliance

  • Worked with experts to determine the key welfare Asks for shrimps

IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS:

ROOM FOR MORE FUNDING FOR 2022: 

  • Our current funding gap is $250,000, reflecting our budget for year 2, where we plan to increase the number of farms we work with to 15-20 and hire a country director and on-the-ground staff. We also intend to hire a corporate outreach officer to aid in demand-side work.