Korea JoongAng Daily – “Fisherman Kim Yeon-bok, 58, went down to check his jwichi (tilefish or leatherfish) farm last week off Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang, and found thousands of his fish floating on the sea or washed up on the beach.
They were killed by a toxic red tide that has engulfed a large swath of the southern coast.
The number of fish killed this year along the southern coast is 11 million, according to the South Gyeongsang Provincial Government yesterday, generating 6.05 billion won ($5.45 million) in losses.
‘The catch has been down this year,’ Kim said, ‘So I looked forward to selling 250,000 jwichi. But 90 percent of them have been killed by the red tide.’
The fisherman estimated his loss at over 500 million won. There were so many dead fish, Kim said it would take two to three days to clear them away.
Kim is one of…
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