[정치]Encouraging aquaculture in North Korea, suffering from food shortages…”a business with a definite chance of winning”

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Analysts say North Korea’s food shortage problem this year is particularly acute this year.

Some predict this will be the worst since the ‘Arduous March’ in the 1990s, which is also why North Korea is focusing on aquaculture.

Reporter Choi Doo-hee reports.

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North Korea carries out armed provocations, such as launching intercontinental ballistic missiles.

However, if you look inside, it is understood that the food situation is bad.

Research has shown that North Korea’s food production this year is about 3 million tons, a decrease of 1.5 million tons compared to the previous year.

The cause is natural disasters such as drought and floods, and lockdown due to Corona 19.

Last month, when missiles were fired in horns, it was found that rice imports from China had increased significantly.

The volume of trade between North Korea and China is the largest since January 2020, just before North Korea closed its borders due to the spread of Corona 19, and rice stands out.

The amount of rice North Korea has bought from China over the past month is more than it has imported since September this year.

Recently, a white object that appeared to be a food bag was also caught in a North Korean port.

The white objects that had been loaded onto the large ship dropped significantly the next day, giving weight to the possibility that they were food.

As the situation is like this, we are increasing our fish farming and aquaculture business to provide a variety of food to the residents.

The revival of saltwater fish farming and coastal aquaculture is becoming a business with clear prospects and future, conditions and odds.

Successful cases of aquaculture suitable for each region, such as North Hamgyong Province, South Hamgyong Province, and Pyongyang, are also presented.

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The North Korean media also encourages mussel and clam farming, saying that the party’s constant fisheries policy is to develop beach farming, but it is noted that it is not enough to meet the demand of the residents.

This is Doohee Choi from YTN.

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