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Is it OK to eat shrimp?
Red mangrove
Red mangrove
 
Melanie Said
You know, you really can't eat as much shrimp as you want for $2.99 without having an effect on the oceans. Every pound of shrimp caught includes five pounds of other animals, "the bycatch." The bycatch dies when it's caught. Then it's just thrown away.

And forget most farmed shrimp! Mangroves, an endangered group, are one of only two plant groups in the oceans. Many shrimp farms are created by clearing mangroves. People pump shrimp farms full of pesticides and hormones that pollute water. And shrimp are predators-you need to feed them many dead fish as you raise them.