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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 [...]

Coast Guard’s High-tech Weaponry Defenseless against China’s Illegal Fishing

Coast Guard’s High-tech Weaponry Defenseless against China’s Illegal Fishing

INCHEON, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Last Friday, a 4.5-ton speedboat of the South Korean Coast Guard sank after being rammed by one of some 40 Chinese fishing boats that were illegally fishing off the coast of Socheong Island, Incheon.  Although no causalities resulted from the incident, there is concern that Korea’s lax approach towards [...]