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The Grouper Crisis in Hong Kong



The giant grouper is the largest member of the grouper family. It is tasty, nutritious and highly regarded in Asia as a premium fish comparable to the salmon in Western countries. Because of this popularity and the subsequent rising demand of grouper, it has been a struggle for the species to thrive in Asian waters. Like all other sea fish, it has been overharvested in recent years and is becoming rare, with the possibility of becoming extinct. Experts believe that overfishing decreases future supplies and ultimately affects our food chain and marine ecology as a whole.

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