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Seoul's loud and chaotic fish market resists futuristic move

Vendors say they prefer the sprawling, run-down old site they have called home for 45 years

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Noryangjin Wholesale Fisheries Market is a 24-hour sensory overload that sells pretty much every seafood imaginable - much of it still alive. The market's managers want it moved into a new facility, arguing that the current site is outdated, inefficient and structurally dangerous.

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Vendors and workers of the Noryangjin fish market protesting against a proposed move of the premises to a half-a-billion-dollar shiny, steel and glass, state-of-the-art facility.

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Vendors and workers of the Noryangjin fish market protesting against a proposed move of the premises to a half-a-billion-dollar shiny, steel and glass, state-of-the-art facility (above).

Seoul

SEOUL's oldest and largest fish market - a city landmark and tourist hot-spot - is fighting a move to a futuristic, half-a-billion-dollar facility, with vendors insisting they prefer the sprawling, run-down site they have called home for 45 years.

The dispute mirrors others...

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