Global Fish Crisis | Still Waters, National Geographic Magazine: Swordfish tossed aside in a market in the town of Zhapo China

Swordfish in fish market, Zhapo, China

Swordfish haplessly thrown into a corner of a market in the town of Zhapo China. Zhapo primarily has a jellyfish fishery and a live reef fish fishery. The whole reef fish trade crashed with the 97-98 HK stock market crash.  LRF trade is directly linked to economy.  With China coming online financially the trade is booming.  These fish are often used for celebratory meals in Hong Kong, but in Guangzhou the fish are so cheap and the apartments are so small that many people eat out…  And the stereotype is that there is lots of food left on the table.  Often a fish is popular because of its color… more than its taste.

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