The majority of Dutch shrimp is caught in the North Sea, transported to Morocco to be peeled, and then shipped back again to Europe for consumption. Roughly 60-70% of a shrimp consists of its shell, which is not consumed. Since the opening of a large mechanized peeling centre in the Netherlands, there has been a significant increase waste. This production system and resulting waste are invisible to consumers. I explored the world of Dutch shrimp and experimented with a new application for the shrimp shells in ceramic glazing in order to tell the story of the Dutch shrimp industry. The project delves into the chemistry and biology of shrimp shells and the valuable substances that can be extracted from them.
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