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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 [...]

S. Korea, China Agree to Tougher Crackdown on Illegal Fishing in Fisheries Agreement

S. Korea, China Agree to Tougher Crackdown on Illegal Fishing in Fisheries Agreement

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and China have reached a deal on their annual fisheries agreement that will set their fishing quota in each other’s exclusive waters and also require additional measures, especially by Beijing, to crack down on illegal fishing by Chinese boats, the Seoul government said Friday.  The agreement was [...]

S. Korean Prosecutors Indict Chinese Captain for Alleged Resisting Boarding

S. Korean Prosecutors Indict Chinese Captain for Alleged Resisting Boarding

MOKPO, South Korea, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The captain of a Chinese fishing boat that caught fire during an inspection by the South Korean Coast Guard last month has been indicted over obstruction of justice and professional negligence resulting in injuries, South Korean prosecutors said Friday.  The 102-ton Chinese vessel with a 14-member crew [...]