A quantitative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from the major coastal fisheries using the LCA method

전과정평가방법에 의한 주요 연안어업의 온실가스 배출량 정량적 분석

  • KIM, Hyun-young (Division of Fisheries System Engineering, Institute of National Fisheries Research and Development) ;
  • YANG, Yong-su (Division of Fisheries System Engineering, Institute of National Fisheries Research and Development) ;
  • HWANG, Bo-kyu (Department of Marine Science and Production, Kunsan National University) ;
  • LEE, Jihoon (Division of Marine Technology, Chonnam National University)
  • 김현영 (국립수산과학원 시스템공학과) ;
  • 양용수 (국립수산과학원 시스템공학과) ;
  • 황보규 (군산대학교 해양생산학과) ;
  • 이지훈 (전남대학교 해양기술학부)
  • Received : 2017.02.06
  • Accepted : 2017.02.09
  • Published : 2017.02.28


The concern on the greenhouse gas emissions is increasing globally. Especially, the greenhouse gas emission from fisheries is an important issue due to Cancun Agreements Mexico in 1992 and the Kyoto protocol in 2005. Furthermore, the Korean government has a plan to reduce the GHG emissions as 5.2% compared to the BAU in fisheries until 2020. However, the investigation on the GHG emissions from Korean fisheries has not been executed much. Therefore, the quantitative analysis of GHG emissions from Korean fishery industry is needed as the first step to find a relevant way to reduce GHG emissions from fisheries. The purpose of this research is to investigate which degree of GHG emitted from the major coastal fisheries such as coastal gillnet fishery, coastal dual purpose fishery, coastal pots fishery and coastal small scale stow net fishery. Here, we calculated the GHG emission from the fisheries using the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) method. The system boundary and input parameters for each process level are defined for LCA analysis. The fuel use coefficients of the fisheries are also calculated according to the fuel type. The GHG emissions from sea activities by the fisheries will be dealt with. Furthermore, the GHG emissions for the unit weight of fishes are also calculated with consideration to the different consuming areas. The results will be helpful to understand the circumstances of GHG emissions from Korean fisheries.


Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method;Greenhouse gases emission;Coastal fisheries;Fuel use coefficient


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