Seafood prices are on the rise due to poor catches, hurting both restaurants and lovers of sashimi.
Korea is one of the only countries with a system to import live crab all the way from Norway, according to the director of the Norwegian Seafood Council for Korea and Japan John Kvalheim.
Visitors to Seoul International Seafood Show and Seoul International Home Meal Replacement Show look at a booth in Coex, southern Seoul on Wednesday.
Consumers are expressing concern about the safety of seafood following Japan’s recent announcement of plans to release contaminated Fukushima reactor water into the sea.
Korea is buying more squid from overseas as the country struggles to wrangle the cephalopods domestically.
The Korean summer starts with samgyetang, a ginseng and chicken soup believed to ward off the heat, and sales of meat typically jump up accordingly. For some reason, that didn't happen this year.
The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced last week it is providing subsidies to corporate retail companies, as well as some smaller stores, to lower seafood prices for consumers as the industry struggles with decreased demand.