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S. Korean Outdoor Brands Bank on Fishing Gear

S. Korean Outdoor Brands Bank on Fishing Gear

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Outdoor gear and clothing stores in South Korea, stricken with a prolonged downturn in demand, are tapping into fishing gear to win back customers, as more and more people are intrigued by fishing thanks to a Korean television program about fishermen. Millet, K2, Columbia and other outdoor brands are scrambling to [...]

Korean Researchers Decipher Penguin Cries at King Sejong Station in Antarctica

Korean Researchers Decipher Penguin Cries at King Sejong Station in Antarctica

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of researchers at the Korea Polar Research Institute published a report in the online journal “Scientific Reports” on August 17 detailing the gentoo penguin’s communication patterns. A group of Korean researchers conducted their study at King Sejong Station on Antarctica’s King George Island. By capturing and attaching [...]

Illegal Chinese Fishing Continues Amid Tension Over THAAD

Illegal Chinese Fishing Continues Amid Tension Over THAAD

  SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Tension between Korea and China is intensifying as illegal Chinese fishing in Korean waters continues unabated amid controversy surrounding Korea’s deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. In a letter of complaint to the Chinese Embassy in Seoul last year, the Korean National [...]

Finless Porpoise Under Siege in Korean Seas

Finless Porpoise Under Siege in Korean Seas

ULSAN, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean waters have become dangerous habitat for finless porpoises, sometimes referred to in Korea as “smiling whales” for their grinning faces.  According to the Ulsan Coast Guard, a total of 9,710 whales died in the five-year period from 2011 to 2015 from either illegal poaching or unintended catch in [...]

S. Korea, China Agree to Tougher Crackdown on Illegal Fishing in Fisheries Agreement

S. Korea, China Agree to Tougher Crackdown on Illegal Fishing in Fisheries Agreement

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and China have reached a deal on their annual fisheries agreement that will set their fishing quota in each other’s exclusive waters and also require additional measures, especially by Beijing, to crack down on illegal fishing by Chinese boats, the Seoul government said Friday.  The agreement was [...]