Prolonging Death: The Practice of Fish Tethering in Asia
“the total production of sea perch in 2012 was 25,524 metric tons. Since statistics for both species of perch are combined under the same category, it has so far been difficult to determine how many (individual) giant sea perch are “harvested and sold” in this way each day. Nevertheless, according to market statistics a total of 20 tons of giant perches were traded amongst fish markets in Taiwan on 22nd May, 2019. The fish sold in wet markets weigh around 0.5~0.6 kg each, meaning that approximately 40,000 giant perches were tethered for around 8 to 10 hours before their deaths on this day alone”.