Radiation fears push pancakes off the Korean holiday menu
SEOUL (REUTERS) - Ms Lee Gui Ja, a South Korean housewife, will not be preparing traditional pollack pancakes for Thanksgiving celebrations this week due to worries the fish may be contaminated by radiation from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear reactor.
Japan has sought to reassure the international community that the facility is under control but South Korea has banned fishery imports from the affected region.
Even though the vast majority of frozen pollack comes to South Korea from Russian waters, sales of fish have plunged before South Koreans mark the main annual holiday this week.
Japanese officials have been lobbying - without success - to have the ban lifted.