Scorching heat wave wreaks havoc on farms and fisheries
Meanwhile here in Korea the sweltering heat wave is taking a huge toll on farm produce, livestock and fisheries.
So far, 147-thousand chickens, ducks and pigs have been reported dead and 150 tons of clams from two fishery farms in North Jeolla Province have reportedly perished en masse.
The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said the fisheries damage alone is estimated at around 350-thousand U.S. dollars.
As claims for compensation pour in to local government offices and private insurance firms, the ministry has called on local governments to actively help farmers minimize the damage,.. which is expected to increase.
The authorities are also taking measures to fight the spread of the so-called red tide that's spreading across South Gyeongsang and South Jeolla Province.
The government issued an alert on Tuesday for the phenomenon, which is toxic to fish.
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