CHEONGJU, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — While bass are popular with lure anglers for fishing, the fish itself is not popular at the Korean dinner table.
Therefore, after enjoying the thrill of a battle, most bass are released after they are caught. However, because bass are ecosystem-disturbing animals, releasing them back into the wild is illegal.
The best way to deal with captured bass or bluegills is to put them in a “collection box for ecosystem-disturbing creatures.”
The Geum River Basin Environmental Office has set up a number of collection boxes at Tapjeongho Lake and Yedangho Lake in South Chungcheong Province, which are frequented by lure anglers.
Bass and bluegills collected from the boxes are made into compost and provided free of charge to nearby farms.
Last year, 8,200 fish classified as ‘ecosystem-disturbing’ were collected in these collection boxes.
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