SEAFOOD

The prize of reef fish, Coral Trout is mostly cooked in a soup in Taiwan.

The prize of reef fish, Coral Trout is mostly cooked in a soup in Taiwan.

Bamboo cat sharks probably intended to be seafood. The quality would be good - however shark is avoided by this writer.

Bamboo cat sharks probably intended to be seafood. The quality would be good – however shark is avoided by this writer.

Leatherjack presented with more of the head intact than in Australia.

Leatherjack presented with more of the head intact than in Australia.

Canned tuna is good quality in Taiwan - especially albacore which may be labled 'chicken of the sea' due to the white color of the meat.

Canned tuna is good quality in Taiwan – especially albacore which may be labled ‘chicken of the sea’ due to the white color of the meat.

Grilled fish may be called barbecued fish in Taiwan.

Grilled fish may be called barbecued fish in Taiwan.

Seafood Street on Cijin Island, Kaohsiung.

Seafood Street on Cijin Island, Kaohsiung.

Shark fins have become an emotional subject. In reality they are also a by-product of the seafood industry as shark is replacing dwindling reef fish stocks as seafood.

Shark fins have become an emotional subject. In reality they are also a by-product of the seafood industry – shark is ‘topping-up’ dwindling reef fish stocks when processed into surimi, fish balls, fish fingers and other low-grade products. High in mercury too.

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