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This Year’s Mackerel Catch Down 34%



This year’s mackerel catch has dramatically dropped as the amount of mackerel sold on consignment basis at the Busan Cooperative Fish Market from January first to the 19th of this month totaled 21,937 ton, 47 percent less than last year’s haul of 41,102 ton.

The amount of sales on consignment decreased by 34 percent from 74 billion won last year to 49 billion won this year.

Experts analyzed that a number of conditions have affected this year’s mackerel catch such as, less working days earlier this year due to bad weather and poor development of fish schools due to sea water temperature dropping.

Source: Busan eFM News



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