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Seabed of East Sea Turning Grey


SEOUL, July 16 (Korea Bizwire)Large areas of seabed in the East Sea are turning grey with calcium compounds. According to the Korea Fisheries Resources Agency (FIRA), 62 percent of the East Sea shore is suffering from the sea desertification. With sea desertification, marine algae such as sea mustard, kelp and so on disappear, causing a depletion of fishery resources.

To prevent the sea desertification, FIRA will plant seaweed in Goseong of Gangwon Province and Yeongdeok of North Gyeongsang Province at a cost of 800 million won.


Image: FIRA /

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