• Day79


    February 7, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Of course, I love fish markets! As a fish biologist, it is my natural habitat! Whereas markets selling terrestrial meat products usually harbour a handful of species only (pork, beef, chicken, lamb and perhaps goat if you are lucky) fish markets often display dozens of fish species...and then we didn't even start with the arthropods and molluscs diversity found as well (div. species of lobsters, crabs, shrimps, octopuses, mussles etc).

    However, there is a clear downside of the whole fish trading thing! Especially on small scale fish markets in developing countries none of the fish which get landed are ever reportet, there is no control about iligeal fish species and undersized fish being sold. It is assumed that 50% of the worlds consumed fish is caught and traded by small scale fisheries. So try to make a correct stock assumption with this data basis! #futurechalange :-)
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