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The majority of prawns/shimp eaten are farmed prawns rather then caught in the ocean as the article above suggests. Though can't, at this stage, nail that statistic.

BTW ... The global annual production of freshwater prawns in 2010 was about 670,000 tons, of which China produced 615,000 tons (92%).

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As you note, that China figure referes only to freshwater shrimp. As I recall, Thailand is the biggest exporter of (marine) shrimp/shrimp products in the world, around 500,000 mt (off the top of my head).

As for shrimp here, farmed versus wild caught. If you are eating the so called white leg shrimp - its farmed as its not a native species. The giant tiger prawn is both farmed and wild caught.

Interestingly, only farmed shrimp can be exported to US.

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The majority of prawns/shimp eaten are farmed prawns rather then caught in the ocean as the article above suggests. Though can't, at this stage, nail that statistic.

BTW ... The global annual production of freshwater prawns in 2010 was about 670,000 tons, of which China produced 615,000 tons (92%).

Here

"The majority of prawns/shimp eaten are farmed prawns rather then caught in the ocean as the article above suggests"

the article suggests no such thing, try reading it.

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Just de-vein them take that black stick of crap out.

+1...Buy them already fully cleaned.

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One of the main points of the article is the labour they use ie Burmese fisherman who work 12 hour days 7 days a week and are sometimes thrown over board if sick !

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thrown over board if sick !

So not forced to work when unwell? Progress of a kind.

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I was ready to give this article a chance, but when the writer used words like 'heart wrenching' about seeing a bunch of fish in a net, then you knew it was written by a crazy 'green' dickwad who think we should all live on soybeans.

Amen...in the US, there are vegans who won't even pick an apple from a tree as they view that as "killing" the apple...they prefer to wait until it drops to the ground on it's own before eating it...and remember "Soylent Green" is people....:)

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I was going to read the article until I saw it was the Daily Fail. What's causes cancer this week ? They've done virtually every vegetable and material known to man.

If one wants to really send the writer of this bleeding heart article over the edge, have him cover a story about how Thais get their pork...they go to the local slaughterhouse early in the AM and select a pig that's in a stack of many and they are all in rigormortis as they were slaughtered within the past hour. The best tasting pork I ever had; sweet and tender.

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Just de-vein them take that black stick of crap out.

+1...Buy them already fully cleaned.

Do you really think that any of the shrimp used in Thai cooking are de-veined?

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Why dont we all sit around with our thumbs up our bums and eat sunbeams and rainbows

Quote of the week. Please elaborate.

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Just de-vein them take that black stick of crap out.

+1...Buy them already fully cleaned.

Do you really think that any of the shrimp used in Thai cooking are de-veined?

Probably not, but if someone is so sensitive to not eat a prawn that has it's vein in it, then they should cook at home. I love seafood, only usually eat it when I am near the sea for freshness and have never had food poisioning in 7 years.

I will probably be in hospital next week with some gastro killer after saying that,

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Just de-vein them take that black stick of crap out.

+1...Buy them already fully cleaned.

Do you really think that any of the shrimp used in Thai cooking are de-veined?

Probably not, but if someone is so sensitive to not eat a prawn that has it's vein in it, then they should cook at home. I love seafood, only usually eat it when I am near the sea for freshness and have never had food poisioning in 7 years.

I will probably be in hospital next week with some gastro killer after saying that,

Don't Jinx yourself.. some things are better unsaid.

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This guy just discover the word !

Check meat industry and it is worst.

I don't care the slave labors and pollution if my shrimps are good and not full of antibiotics just as the meat you eat, you cannibal !

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Guys ... believe what you want ... but I do have a little inside information about the dealings that go on in a Prawn/Shrimp Farm.

Antibiotics ... Ha !

You think that, given the costs of production the average Thai Farmer could afford that ... <deleted>.

When you eat a Thai Farm Prawn ... you are getting the best that nature can provide ... they have to be strong to survive!

If Thai Farm Prawn is the best nature can provide I`ll become a vegan bah.gif !!

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