The Napoleon wrasse or mameng, until recently a luxurious treat, is no longer served in restaurants.
The prices of grouper or lapu-lapu, snapper and moray eel are also on the rise, and are expected to increase as the fish species approach endangered status like the Napoleon wrasse.
This is just one of the consequences of the destruction of coral reefs, the natural breeding grounds of numerous species of marine life.
Expensive varieties of seafood are not the only ones that are dwindling in supply. Fish catch is dropping worldwide, with the destruction of their natural breeding grounds aggravated by global warming and overfishing.
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