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Taiwan industry decline taught species diversity

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The decline of Taiwan's shrimp industry in the 1980s not only opened up lucrative business opportunities but also taught Thailand a great lesson about operating aquaculture with the utmost concern for the environment. 

Better farm management and proper care of wastewater will help the industry to expand sustainably, says Mr Chingchai.

A "gold rush" attitude drove Taiwanese investors to expand black tiger prawn farms until many mangrove forests had been destroyed.

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