Western Channel

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Western Channel

 

the northwestern channel of the Korea Strait between the Tsushima Islands and the Korean peninsula. Width, 52 km; depth, 56-184 m, reaching 230 m in a narrow trench. The currents move basically to the northeast at approximately 1 km per hr. Currents in the opposite direction are frequent along the northeastern shore. The largest port is Pusan (South Korea).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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A privately-funded search operation is yet to announce the exact location of the wreckage, although the floor of the western Channel is generally 200-400ft deep.
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Today Brittany Ferries is a market leader on the Western Channel for passengers and for freight.
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A number of western channel players are now looking at extending their capabilities to the Middle East given the massive potential.
According to scientific advice, Norway lobster in the West of Scotland, plaice in the Eastern Channel, cod and sole in the Celtic Sea and sole in the Western Channel are at MSY levels.
Stocks in the North-East Atlantic, which are no longer considered over-exploited, are: anglerfish (off Portugal and the Atlantic cost of Spain); blue whiting (all areas); common sole (Skagerrak, Kattegat, Baltic Sea, Western Channel and Celtic Sea); haddock (North Sea, Rockall, West of Scotland); herring (North Sea, Celtic Sea, Bothnian Sea); horse mackerel (Western aarea - from Cantabrian Sea to Northern North Sea); megrims (off Portugal and the Atlantic coast of Spain); Norway lobster (Skagerrak, Kattegat, North Sea of Fladen Ground, West of Scotland, Celtic Sea and Irish Sea); plaice (North Sea); cod (Eastern Baltic Sea) and spurdog (North-East Atlantic).

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