Jeju Island, off the south coast of Korea, is not just noted as a world heritage site for its volcanoes and lava tubes, but is also recognised for its 350-plus flounder farms producing over 25,000 tonnes of olive flounder. Jeju hosted this yearâ€™s World Aquaculture Societyâ€™s 2015 Convention and offered delegates much more. Here, we reflect on the Spirited Gardens of bonsai trees and koi carp, developed over 40 years by Bum-young Sung (pictured below) which has received visits from two Chinese premiers. The oldest tree in the garden is over 1300 years and the oldest potted bonsai over 600 years. Mount Sanbang (formed as a gigantic bell-shaped lava dome) reflects the ethos of the island.
28 | INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED | July-August 2015