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National aquaculture sector overview : Republic of Korea

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Title National aquaculture sector overview
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Republic of Korea

Material Type Reports
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FAO

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Rome:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Date 2005-10
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Industry and Technology < Agriculture
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Abstract

Korea is a peninsula covering a total area of 228 148 km2 (the Republic of Korea 99 000 km2 ). The coastline around the peninsula is 8 693 kilometres. There are also 17 269 kilometres of coast around approximately 3 000 islands within the territory. Endowed with an abundance of fisheries resources, Koreans have developed a distinct fish food culture based on marine products.

The Republic of Korea used to rely heavily on capture production. However, a continuous decrease in capture production in recent years has led the Republic of Korea to pay greater attention to aquaculture. Aquaculture production has increased from 667 883 tonnes in 2000 to 839 845 tonnes in 2003. Aquaculture has become a very important sector in the Republic of Korea. It provides food security, revenue and employment to the country. (The rest omitted)