In October 2010 a loose network of shrimp lovers from all over the world decided to found a community of interest, called ‘the shrimp club’. While forums focus on practical shrimp keeping questions and advises, we felt like a wider theoretical perspective and international cooperation were still missing.
This is why we promote the hobby and knowledge within the hobby. Besides, we are one point of contact for the interested public, authorities, sciences and press. We support research into shrimps and invertebrates also as the preservation of the wild species through local environment protection programs. We will develop grading systems, classes and guidelines for shrimp shows, shrimp trade, and shrimp bargaining.
The shrimp club member have no financial interest, no selling intents and prefer non-commercial attitude. They also agree on that general public interest in the shrimp hobby is more important than personal advantages.
Within a few months, membership raised to around 50 advanced shrimp keepers, who joined by personal recommendation and invitation. The shrimp club will remain a non-public community until we will have finished working on our basic statutes and the founding Charta of a legal shrimp keeper association (International Shrimp Keeper Association).
For now, we have members from 30 different countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.