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02-Apr-2009, 01:11 PM #1306
From the article post by Dzurlord
The substantial profits associated with intensive shrimp farming initiated a frenzy of activity during the late 1980s as coastal land owners in the lower Chao Phraya Delta rushed to convert rice paddies, salt pans and mangrove into shrimp production.

It would seem that the shift from rice to shrimp was done for economic reasons or greed...

It also talks of a 2nd shrimp boom, as high profits offset the cost of trucking saltwater into what had been completely freshwater rice growing areas.

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