Norwegian shrimps from the Barents Sea is still ok to eat, says WWF. Photo: Bendiksby Terje/TT

WWF red-lists popular shrimp

A shrimp commonly fished along Sweden's west coat is an endangered species, according to the Swedish WWF branch, which puts it on the red list in its annual fish guide for Swedish consumers. Overfishing and then dumping of small shrimps back into the sea has led to its scarcity, according to WWF.

Shrimps from the Skagerrak, the Cattegat, the North Sea and the whole of the Atlantic are now on the red list. But there will still be shrimps in the shops, Swedish Radio News reports, a lot of the shrimps sold in the Swedish shops are Norwegian shrimps from the Barents Sea, which according to WWF is fished in a sustainable manner.

Lumpfish roe has also been placed on the red list. The WWF fish guide "Fish for dinner?" has been published since 2002 and gives detailed information about many consumer favourites.

When it comes to the popular cod, the ones that come from the Barents Sea or the eastern parts of the Baltic Sea are on the green list - in other words it is ok to eat them - but the cod from the North Sea is still on the red list.

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