Meet the farmers who are putting food on our tables while continually improving their environmental practices and driving their industry forward
Shrimp farming is associated with mangrove destruction, water pollution, and illegal fishing and labor practices, but WWF is working with some of the world’s most innovative and conscientious farmers to demonstrate that shrimp production can be environmentally sustainable, socially responsible, and economically viable. In October 2015, WWF met with some of these farmers in Surat Thani, Thailand’s second largest shrimp-producing region. While the farmers here face different obstacles and opportunities, they are united by a desire to improve their farms’ environmental and social integrity. Swirichai farm, for example, releases no water into the surrounding environment and fertilizes agricultural fields with waste. While on Srisuban farms, they lead community-wide cleanups and mangrove reforestation.
Nongluck Thaisin, Owner, Quality Farm
Kaweeyut Petsuk, Manager's Assistant on Shrimp Farm
Somjit Thrakrudkeaw, Owner of Fish Feed Retailer
Surasak Promkiree, Manager on Shrimp Farm
Udom Kunkum, Sriwichai Shrimp Farm
This story originally appeared on WorldWildlife.org.