Title : POSTAGE STAMPS FOR FISHES SERIES (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1384 
KPC#
C-1066 
MICHEL#
1408 
StanGib#
1671 
Scott#
1414 
Date of Issue
05/30/1985 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
70 won 
Design
Gak-si Bung-eo Fish 
Designer
KIM, Sung-sil 
Image Area
32mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
The Korea Mint Corporation 
Description
The fishes that inhabit the seas off the Korean coast have been studied by many scientists, home and abroad. Chung Yakjon, usually called "Tasan", once wrote for the journal Chasan Eubo a research article on the ecology of the fishes inhabiting the sea off Heuksan Island. So far, 870 different fishes have been found in the Korean seas, rivers and ponds, but it is expected that more will be found.

The Ministry of Communications will continue for the next few years to issue postage stamps featuring fishes found in the Korean seas and inland waters, in order to provide an opportunity for the general public to take an interest in, and have a correct understanding of, the fishes in and around Korea. The following two are the first of the series of stamps.

1. Gak-si-Bung-eo.
This paricular kind of silver carp, found only in Korea, inhabits the Nakdong River and some other streams in the south of the country. Ponds and the mud under the banks of slow streams with a lot of water weeds along the sides make a good habitat for this fish. Its side is diamond or egg-shaped. It is 35mm to 40mm long.