SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean officials have been successful in releasing smelt into Heaven Lake on Mt. Paektu.
According to state-owned media reports, North Korean officials were able to confirm that the fish were indeed living in Heaven Lake, a year after they were released.
According to the reports, North Korean researchers released over 2,500 live fish of various sizes in July and September last year into the lake on the famed Mt. Paektu.
Among the species destined for the lake, 2,000 larger sized fish were released immediately while the 500 smaller ones were kept contained inside a net for approximately for 15 days so that they could adapt to their new surroundings before being released into the wild.
Smelts are a family of small fish that live in cold water temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees Celsius. In South Korea, the fish are primarily consumed in the winter.
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