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New Collaboration Establishes Joint Analytical Cell in Major Step Forward for Fisheries Monitoring and Enforcement

New Collaboration Establishes Joint Analytical Cell in Major Step Forward for Fisheries Monitoring and Enforcement

Washington, D.C., May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A new collaboration aims to boost equitable access to vital fisheries intelligence, data analysis and capacity building assistance to help developing maritime States combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Founded by the International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Network, Global Fishing Watch and TMT, the Joint Analytical Cell, or [...]

Chinese Fishing Boats Sweep Up Everything, Stoking Concerns About the Depletion of Fisheries Resources

Chinese Fishing Boats Sweep Up Everything, Stoking Concerns About the Depletion of Fisheries Resources

JEJU, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Concerns are growing that illegal fishing by Chinese vessels is decimating fisheries resources in the waters off Jeju Island. The Korean Coast Guard recently intercepted a Chinese flagged fishing boat (149 ton, 18 crew members) that was illegally using a net with 7-millimeter mesh, far tighter than the legal [...]

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 [...]