By Kang Yoon-seung
SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Yonhap) -- Finance Minister Choo Kyung-ho on Wednesday stressed that the consumption of seafood will be safe, despite lingering concerns about Japan's release of treated radioactive water into the ocean.
Choo made the remark as he visited a seafood market in Seoul, where he emphasized the government's efforts to guarantee the safety of seafood sold in the country.
"We are carrying out tests at various locations, and there have been no concerning situations so far," Choo said. "If there are any problems, the government will take special actions. For now, people can consume seafood safely without having to be worried."
"We plan to closely monitor the situation, and take necessary measures to ensure that fishermen face no difficulties and sales are normalized," Choo added.