Title: Government says seawater passes safety test-INSIDE Korea
Source: JoongAng Daily
Date: Sept. 12, 2013
[...] Fear of radiation has grown so bad that Korean consumers have stopped buying even locally caught fish. Sales have plunged at discount and department stores, according to the nation’s largest discount chains [...]
[Oceans Minister Yoon Jin-sook] dismissed concerns that contaminated fisheries from the eight blocked Japanese prefectures were being disguised as products from other parts of the country. [...]
Meanwhile, some experts’ views contrast with the minister’s.
“No one can block fish migration along with sea currents,” said Chang Jung-ouk, a nuclear energy policy professor at Matsuyama University. “When fishermen catch fish in Aomori Prefecture and trade them in Hokkaido, that means Korea could import fish from Aomori through Hokkaido.”
Kim Ik-joong, a microbiology professor at Dongguk University, said current measures are not enough.
“The government needs to ban all fish imports from all regions of Japan,” Kim said.
See also: Expert: “Ban all fish from Japan”
Published: September 12th, 2013 at 5:23 pm ET