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S. Korea to Resume Seizure of Illegal Chinese Fishing Boats

S. Korea to Resume Seizure of Illegal Chinese Fishing Boats

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Coast Guard is enhancing its crackdown on Chinese fishing boats illegally operating in its waters, including the resumption of seizure operations, officials said Friday. About 340 Chinese vessels entered South Korea’s western exclusive economic zone in groups per day in October, a sharp rise from about 100 [...]

Illegal Chinese Fishing in S. Korea Grows Increasingly Unrestrained

Illegal Chinese Fishing in S. Korea Grows Increasingly Unrestrained

HONGSEONG, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Illegal fishing by Chinese boats in South Korean waters has grown increasingly rampant, with reported cases more than doubling from 2017 to 2019, according to a lawmaker Monday. The number of cases of either arrest or expelling of Chinese fishing boats operating in South Korea’s western waters reached 6,543 [...]

Tougher Regulations Eyed to Stop S. Korean Boats’ Illegal Fishing Overseas

Tougher Regulations Eyed to Stop S. Korean Boats’ Illegal Fishing Overseas

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Monday it will revamp its regulations to prevent possible illegal fishing activities by South Korean-flagged boats operating overseas, after the country had been on the verge of being labeled as one of the nations engaging in unregulated fishing. Previously, inspections had been carried out for illegal [...]

Special Coast Guard Unit to Fend Off Illegal Chinese Fishing

Special Coast Guard Unit to Fend Off Illegal Chinese Fishing

INCHEON, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A special unit of the South Korean Coast Guard will soon launch, with its mandate specifically dedicated to protecting western seas off the coast of Incheon from illegal Chinese fishing operations.  According to the Central Regional Headquarters Korea Coast Guard, 331 coast guard personnel will be assigned to the [...]