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South Korea: Do not install Styrofoam buoys in floating farms

Laver
Fresh Oyster
South Korea
Published Nov 14, 2022

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From the 13th, it is prohibited to install new Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) buoys in water farms such as seaweed and oysters. In addition, from November 13 next year, new installation of Styrofoam buoys will be prohibited in all fish farms, including all fish farms. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries revised the Enforcement Rules of the Fisheries Management Act in November last year to restrict the installation of Styrofoam buoys in fish farms, and announced that from the 13th, it would restrict the installation of new Styrofoam buoys in floating farms such as seaweed and oysters. This enforcement rule was amended to use products that do not contain expanded polystyrene (EPS) for foam buoys installed in fishing grounds, and went into effect on the 13th after a grace period. If a new Styrofoam buoy is found to be installed, a fine of up to 2 million won will be imposed. Fines of 500,000 won for the first violation, 1 million won for the second violation, and 2 million won for the third or more violations.

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Starting from the 13th, it is prohibited to install new Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) buoys in floating farms such as laver and oysters. In addition, from November 13, next year, new installation of Styrofoam buoys is prohibited in all fisheries including all fish farms. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced that it will restrict the installation of new Styrofoam buoys in floating fish farms such as laver and oysters from the 13th by amending the enforcement rules of the Fisheries Management Act in November last year to restrict the installation of Styrofoam buoys in aquaculture farms. This enforcement rule was amended to use a product that does not contain expanded polystyrene (EPS) for foam buoys installed in fishing grounds, and went into effect on the 13th after a grace period. If a newly installed Styrofoam buoy is caught, a fine of not more than 2 million won will be imposed. A fine of 500,000 won for the first violation, 1 million won for the second violation, ...
Source: Fisheco
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