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Old Warehouse Transformed into Haenyeo Kitchen in Gyeongju

Old Warehouse Transformed into Haenyeo Kitchen in Gyeongju

GYEONGJU, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An abandoned refrigerated warehouse in a local fishing village will be renovated into a special kitchen for “haenyeo,” or female divers. Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province announced Monday that the project has been approved by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, with renovations of the old warehouse in Eupcheon Port [...]

High School Students’ Scientific Study of Jeju’s Female Divers Garners Attention

High School Students’ Scientific Study of Jeju’s Female Divers Garners Attention

JEJU, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A scientific study by a group of high school students is garnering attention as it identified the secret behind the physical strength of female divers on South Korea’s resort island of Jeju, or “haenyeo,” through a genetic analysis. Three students from Namnyeong High School on Jeju Island revealed on [...]

First ‘Haenyeo’ Academy Hands Down Tradition of Female Divers

First ‘Haenyeo’ Academy Hands Down Tradition of Female Divers

GEOJE, Feb.11 (Korea Bizwire) – Concerns over the disappearance of the culture of ‘haenyeo’, the female divers who pick fresh abalone, sea cucumbers and other goods from the sea the traditional way, have long been documented. The number of haenyeos is diminishing on Geoje Island as well. To continue the tradition, the female divers of [...]