Shrimp

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Shrimp
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram bone-free meat
Total:14.85 kg CO₂e
14,850 gCO₂e
Source: meta-analysis[1]

Shrimp refers to the meat from shrimp. The environmental impact information on this page includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that occur as a result of the materials, production, packaging, and transport life cycle stages. The information does not include the environmental impact of retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. The average (mean) carbon footprint or GHG emissions, attributed to the product life-cycle stages from material production to distribution, are 14.85 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram bone-free meat.[1]

The principal source for this environmental impact information is a systematic review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The information for shrimp was calculated from 11 global warming potential (GWP) values published in seven life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. The GWP values for shrimp had a median of 7.8 kg CO2e. These GWP ranged from 5.25 to 38 and had a standard deviation of 12.37.[1]




Other products

The table below lists products in the fish category with the lowest total GHG emissions.

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Pilchard (1 kg) 1.1
Herring (1 kg) 1.17
Pollock (1 kg) 1.65
Carp (1 kg) 1.8

See also

  • Fish - comparison of the environmental impacts of fish

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 S.J. Clune, E. Crossin, K. Verghese. Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. J. Clean. Prod., 140 (Part 2) (2016), pp. 766–783 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.082