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Roger

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Farming Salt from the Sea
« on: September 10, 2016, 12:26:30 PM »

Driving on the coast road from Cha am towards Samut Songkhran it's fascinating to see tens of miles  of constructed salt flats and the intensive extraction of salt from the sea. 90% of the salt is used in Industries including fishing - apparently the curtailing of illegal fishing recently has affected demand.
The salt farms are also suffering because younger generations are reluctant to do the very demanding work - immigrant labour is being used increasingly.
I've tried to read up about this on the Internet before but didn't find too much.
An excellent report and photos today, courtesy of 'News Now' from the BKK Post.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1082728/
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Re: Farming Salt from the Sea
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 07:56:16 PM »

Salt in Thailand is a topic I am interested in, probably because of the salt factory in Phimai. A different kind of salt extraction.
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Re: Farming Salt from the Sea
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 04:56:01 AM »

Alfie I've passed that Factory. Massive !
Is the salt mined as rock or blasted out by water ?
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Re: Farming Salt from the Sea
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 08:28:33 PM »

Blasted out by water.
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