Data Reveals a 12 Percent Decrease in Fisheries Exports This Year


According to figures released on Sunday by the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. (aT), South Korea’s exports of fisheries products saw a drop of more than 10 percent in the January-July period of 2023 compared to the same period last year.

The decline was particularly evident in tuna and pollack, with exports of the former decreasing by 21.1 percent to $322 million and those of the latter falling 82.8 percent to $29.1 million.

On the other hand, exports of dried laver, known as “gim” in Korean, rose 13.7 percent year-on-year to $472.2 million over the same period.

In terms of volume, outbound shipments of marine products decreased by 26.9 percent to 431,600 tons.

This file photo taken Aug. 8, 2023, shows vessels anchored at a port in the southeastern port city of Busan. (Yonhap)

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