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Atlantic Salmon Designated as Risk to Ecosystem


SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire)The Ministry of Environment announced Sunday that it will designate Salmo salar, commonly known as Atlantic salmon, as a potential threat to the ecosystem.

In South Korea, the environment minister designates species potentially harmful to the environment to place them under special management.


The National Institute of Ecology claimed that the inflow of Atlantic salmons into Korean seas may exacerbate competition over food with other native maritime species, and cause genetic manipulation coming from cross-hybridization.

The Ministry designated Atlantic salmon as Level 2 risk to the ecosystem, which indicates that the species has potential to become a major risk in the future, and needs to be kept under close observation.

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