This Associated Press video says about itself:
31 July 2015
South Korea is banning imports of all fishery products from Japan’s Fukushima region because of what it calls growing public worry over radiation-contaminated food that has reportedly prompted a sharp decline in fish consumption.
The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said on Friday that it made the move because of Tokyo’s uncertain progress on stopping contaminated water from flowing into the ocean and worries about how the clean-up will advance.
“This measure is due to the public’s growing concerns regarding the fact that hundreds of tons of polluted water, coming from the recent accident scene of Fukushima nuclear disaster, is flowing into the sea everyday”, said government spokesman Shin Joong-don on Friday.
The new measure now includes all fishery products from Fukushima and seven other nearby Japanese prefectures.
Japan has acknowledged that contaminated underground water has been flowing into the Pacific Ocean.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Saturday, February 24, 2018
WTO tells South Korea to allow in Japanese nuclear fish
The government said it wanted to protect public health and safety and would maintain its existing regulations on imports of Japanese seafood.
Japan had complained to the WTO about South Korea’s ban, saying it violated WTO rules, was discriminatory and served as a trade barrier.
That tightened restrictions already imposed after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station in March 2011, when a tsunami wrecked the plant and caused its reactors to melt down.
It also required inspection certificates for food products from Japan if small amounts of radioactive cesium or iodine were detected.
China also bans seafood and other agricultural products from Fukushima and nine other prefectures, including Tokyo. It requires certificates on foods from the rest of Japan.