Actress Lee Yeol-eum charged in Thailand over fishing of clams

A South Korean actress is being prosecuted in southern Thailand after catching giant clams (endangered species) while participating in a reality TV show.

Actress Lee Yeol-eum participated in the survival show titled “The Law of the Jungle” in a Thai National Marine Park, where she caught three giant shellfish.

The episode was broadcast on June 30th.

Thai authorities say the actress has been charged with protected clam hunting, known as the giant tridacne, and could be sentenced to up to four years in prison and a fine of 40,000 baht.

The show places South Korean celebrities in remote areas to test their survival skills.

The broadcaster of the program apologized for the incident.

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