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My Fishing Expedition to China

With its Ornamental Fish Science and Technology Park nearing completion, Tianjin is poised to take its place as one of China’s largest ornamental fish trade centers.

By Clay Jackson |

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Begin digging, keep digging, and eventually you’ll emerge on the other side of the world in China. Or so goes the childhood fable told to some by their parents and witnessed by others while watching Looney Tunes cartoons, such as Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. Now, if you were to begin digging a hole in the Middle Kingdom, as you worked your way down through the substratum, you might turn up, depending on where you dig, any number of artifacts dating from relatively modern times to millennium-old antiquities. Throughout its 8,000-year history, China has continually reinvented itself, with its well-heralded economic boom of the past decade being the most recent example.

Given its current progressive business climate, virtually any Chinese occupation harbors a blueprint for a burgeoning industry. This is definitely true of home ornamental fish breeding, especially in Tianjin, China, where the local government and the Tianjin Zeming Industry Group Company have combined forces to construct the more than $159-million, 3.98-million-square-foot Tianjin Ornamental Fish Science and Technology Park.

Want to read the full story? Pick up the March 2011 issue of Aquarium Fish International today.

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