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TONMOCON and Asian Markets

MikeHoncho

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I was wondering if anyone will be venturing out to some of the Asian Markets in the bay area during TONMOCON. Several carry live Octos I am not wild about the holding tank methods that are used to keep these animals, but I understand that I need to respect other cultural views. I think that these are local catches, so some would have to be bimacs.
 

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Interesting! But no! :grin: I actually live near an Asian supermarket and cephs are fairly common there. I think I went in there... once... :rolleyes:
 

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I'd like to take a look if I can find a way and have the time. Our Asian markets have a few fish, occasional abalone and live blue crabs but rarely anything else live (plenty of frozen and dried) so I would like to see how they are kept. I might regret the thought and there is no way I could rescue one but ...
 

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Dave Lin made several attempts a few years back but without success. We looked locally at both the markets and the restaurants to give it a go but Atlanta does not seem to have a large population of people interested in acquiring live animals for dinner (or there may be laws that prevent it here). Trying to take one home on a plane would be a crueler death than as dinner in dieing in the tanks I am afraid or I would seriously think about it.
 

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