"The sale of large prawns (‘scampi’) from the tropics should be immediately halted in Norway"

  • Ian Bryceson conducting field research at a prawn farm in Malaysia.

    Ian Bryceson conducting field work at a prawn farm in Malaysia

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NMBU Professor Ian Bryceson talking to Dagbladet

"The sale of large prawns (‘scampi’) from the tropics should be immediately halted in Norway"

“Norwegian consumers can be sure that the ‘scampi’ [large, tropical prawns – not Norwegian shrimp] that they buy in the shops creates a variety of ecological and social problems, both locally in the countries in which they are produced, and globally in relation to food insecurity and marine pollution”

Read the interview in Dagbladet


Ian Bryceson
is a Professor at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) at NMBU. His research is focused on marine and coastal ecology, coastal fisheries and aquaculture, including prawn production. 

Published 8. August 2017 - 9:50 - Updated 4. October 2017 - 11:29