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Hookah divers looking for lobster just off the coast of Sape, Indonesia.  Bajo Pulau Kecil island is where they caught the lobster.  Lobster is the cockroach of the ocean.  It will survive on anything... So that is often all that is left after a reef has been ravaged by the live reef trade as this one has.  Even so, this one lobster is all they caught all day.  They did quit early for their Friday prayers, but still, not much of a catch..Initially reef fish only came from the South China Sea, but transport developed and fish now come from all over S.E. Asia.  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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