Calculation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions by South Korea's Fishery Industry

한국 수산업분야 어업용 연소연료의 사용실태와 CO2 배출량의 산정

Lee, Dong-Woo;Lee, Jae-Bong;Kim, Yeong-Hye;Jung, Suk-Geun;Lee, Hae-Won;Hong, Byung-Kyu;Son, Myong-Ho

  • Received : 2009.12.29
  • Accepted : 2010.02.18
  • Published : 2010.02.28


Vessel numbers and fuel consumption by South Korea's offshore and coastal fisheries have continuously declined since 2000. Using the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Guidelines, $CO_2$ emissions by South Korea's fishery industry (fishing and aquaculture, excluding deep-sea fishing) were calculated by the default $ CO_2$ emission factor and fuel consumption by fuel type, Emission of $CO_2$ was estimated to be 3.22 million $tCO_2$/year in 2007 for fisheries (excluding deep-sea fishing); when including deep-sea fishing, the estimated value increased to 4.11 million $tCO_2$/year. Fuel consumption per tonne of fishery production was 498 L, and the amount of $CO_2$ emission per tonne of production was 1.62 $tCO_2$. To calculate $CO_2$ emission more exactly, we must develop a system to compile energy balance statistics and introduce life-cycle assessment for the fishery industry.


$CO_2$ emission;Fuel combustion;Greenhouse gas;IPCC;Korean fisheries


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