3 South Koreans arrested on suspicion of selling whale meat

Authors: 
Anon.
Document Type: 
Media
Citation: 
Anon. (2008, March 18). 3 South Koreans arrested on suspicion of selling whale meat. The Herald tribune [online]. Available. http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/03/18/asia/AS-GEN-SKorea-Whales.php [2009, February 17]
Year Published: 
2008
Type Work: 
News Release
Availability: 
online
Location of Project: 
seoul ; south korea
Language: 
english
Country: 
south korea
Url: 
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/03/18/asia/AS-GEN-SKorea-Whales.php
Bushmeat Asian Type: 
Wildlife Trade
Keywords: 
whale ; south korea ; whale meat ; whale meat restaurants ; illegal wildlife trade ; asian food ; asian cousine ; whale hunting ; whaling
Abstract: 
South Korean police have arrested three fishermen suspected of illegally catching whales and selling the meat, a coast guard official said Tuesday. South Korea has long banned whaling, but allows the sale of meat from whales that are accidentally caught in fishing nets or wash up dead on shore. Violators face up to three years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won (US$19,700;
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