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A criticism of Thai fishing practice which might turn your stomach

Posted by sayadian on 16/3/2013 at 03:15

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2294246/Love-eating-prawns-Youll-right-tell-THEY-fed-on.html

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Posted by busylizzy on 16/3/2013 at 16:35

I wish I hadn't read that. I like my prawns.


Although not as bad ecologically, it reminds me of seeing small family run fish farms in vietnam with the toilet long drop positioned over the pond... That's just another reason why I don't eat fresh water fish in SEA..

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Posted by MADMAC on 17/3/2013 at 01:10

If you delve into most foods, you will find some practice or other that you won't like. All meat production at a minimum includes the slaughtering of the animal. Vegetable production invariably includes some level of crap put on the plant to make it grow faster and keep insects off of it. Not to mention the almost slave labor used to plant and harvest it. Perhaps the production of Thai Prawns is an extreme example. Or perhaps not. My sense is that the sea bed is more resilient than intoned here. At the end of the day, most environmental arguements revolve around stop and don't - which is why they remain a hard sell.

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Posted by busylizzy on 17/3/2013 at 01:58

Agreed MM/ I generally cook food from scratch and avoid processed foods to keep my food reasonably wholesome. But I don't like to think too hard about where my meat and veges come from - hyprocritical as that may be. (Chicken comes on a plastic tray, right?) Ignorance is bliss sometimes...

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Posted by sayadian on 17/3/2013 at 02:43

Lizzy
I was travelling from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham about 6 years ago when a Khmer friend of mine saw me looking at the endless line of fish farms.
'See the rope coming out of the huts. I was told. 'That's so they've got something to hold onto in the morning when they are squatting over the water.'
Apparently it would make a good tourist attraction since the fish jump up to feed before it hits the water.
Hope you're not eating breakfast or fish when you read this. ;-)

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Posted by busylizzy on 17/3/2013 at 03:57

Well, I can't say that I'm shocked or surprised. It's gross, but not surprising.... :-/

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Posted by MADMAC on 17/3/2013 at 04:39

Sayadian - recycling at it's most efficient!

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Posted by sayadian on 17/3/2013 at 08:01

Well, next time you order fish in Cambodia you'll know what you're eating. :-)

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Posted by MADMAC on 17/3/2013 at 22:36

I don't order fish anywhere. I don't like fish. So I'm good to go on that point.

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Posted by sayadian on 18/3/2013 at 03:46

Living in Isan and not liking fish! That's like living in the Sahara and not liking sand. :-)

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Posted by MADMAC on 18/3/2013 at 04:06

Does limit my diet. Thank Christ Issan is moving rapidly into the 21st century and I can supplement my diet with real food.

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