Aquaculture Carbon Emissions

The purpose of this report was to provide:
a. An overview of carbon emission assessments used globally in farmed fish and shrimp species supplied by approved, indirect producers into the clients’ supply chain.
b. An assessment of how the clients’ approved suppliers measure and record their carbon footprint (from feed mill to primary processing) currently (specify method) and if they have clear targets to achieve carbon emission reductions and by when.
c. Explore which method(s) of measuring and recording carbon emissions through all steps along the supply chain is the most effective for each of the farmed species considering production method (intensive vs extensive).
d. Identify a strategy for the clients’ indirect suppliers on the most effective method to measure and record carbon emissions and to highlight key actions for suppliers to achieve the carbon reduction targets of the client.

MEP met with stakeholders in the supply chain to understand the current carbon accounting practices and reviewed the methodologies. Recommendations were made for which assessment methodology should be utilised along the supply chain.