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South Koreans Biggest per Capita Consumers of Seafood

South Koreans Biggest per Capita Consumers of Seafood

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s yearly per capita consumption of seafood has reached nearly 60 kilograms, making the nation one of the world’s largest consumers of natural sea products, ahead of Norway and Japan. These numbers were reiterated by the Norwegian Seafood Council at a press conference held yesterday in central Seoul. [...]

Animal Rights Advocates Condemn Norway’s Whale Hunt

Animal Rights Advocates Condemn Norway’s Whale Hunt

SEOUL, Apr. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean animal rights activists called on Norway to stop its whale hunt in a rally in Seoul timed with the start of its annual whaling season. Members of the coalition comprising the Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth, the Korean Animal Welfare Association and the Hotpink Dolphins staged the [...]

Norwegian Mackerel Thrive in Korea as Local Fish Stocks Dwindle

Norwegian Mackerel Thrive in Korea as Local Fish Stocks Dwindle

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The local market for mackerel, one of the most popular fish in Korea, is being invaded by fish from Norway with waning catch from local waters.  According to Statistics Korea, $20.32 million worth of mackerel (10,789 tons) was imported from the Scandinavian country in January and February, up by [...]

Korea Ranks at 25th in List of World’s Most Prosperous Nations…Legatum Institute

Korea Ranks at 25th in List of World’s Most Prosperous Nations…Legatum Institute

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea ranks 25th among the world’s most prosperous nations. The Legatum Institute’s 2014 Prosperity Index measures a total of eight categories that show how nations perform in the areas of economy, education, health, personal freedom, safety and security, entrepreneurship, social capital and governance. South Korea came 25th in [...]