Peter Hickman

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Good point. I'm not sure now where I got 35T. I just now edited the original post.

Your numbers suggest humans eat over 3000 shrimp per year, or about 10 shrimp per human per day. (27 trillion shrimp / 8 billion humans = 3,375 shrimp/human).

My sense is that where I live (USA) people might eat a shrimp dish with 10 shrimp maybe once a week, not daily.

Who is eating all these shrimp? Is it all going into shrimp paste in Asia? Do you know how many individual shrimp go into a representative shrimp-paste-based meal?

(Very interesting article! Useful facts.)

[edit: Initially I used 35T instead of 27T. That was the wrong number. Thanks to Angelina for pointing that out.]