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South Korea Fights Harmful Algal Blooms

07 August 2013

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has announced a set of measures to prevent Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) or red tide, from causing additional damages to the fishing industry, which have already reached the second-highest amount in the country's history.

So far, the government has sprayed over 27,000 tons of yellow soil/clay, which is said to help eliminate red tide, according to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, reports YonhapNewsAgency.

It has also mobilised nearly 4,300 ships and 9,770 people since a red tide alert was issued three weeks earlier.

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