South Korea: Jeju Island allocates 1721 tons of total allowable catch of conch

Published Sep 28, 2021

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Jeju Island recently announced that the total allowable catch (TAC) of conch from July of this year to June of next year was set at 1721 tons and distributed to fisheries cooperatives (fishing villages) in six districts. The distribution of the total permissible catch of conch is calculated by conducting a complete survey of conch production by the Korea Fisheries Resources Service for continuous production management of conch resources and consulting with the Korea Maritime and Fisheries Research Institute. The total allowable catch is distributed by fishermen's cooperatives by combining average production, number of haenyeo, and area of village fishing grounds for the past three years. Of the total catch of 1721 tons, 1668 tons were distributed to Jeju City, Hallim, Chuja Island, Seogwipo, Seongsanpo, and Moseulpo Suhyup. Yang Hong-sik, head of the Jeju Island's Oceans and Fisheries Bureau, said, "There are difficulties in selling conch due to the sharp drop in exports to Japan due to COVID-19, but we will do our best to stabilize the income of haenyeo fishermen by strengthening domestic sales and publicity marketing."

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Source: Fisheco
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