S. Korea up the ante

IUU fishing issues continue.

South Korea raises maritime security in response to illegal Chinese fishing

By Elizabeth Shim

SEOUL, April 26 (UPI) — South Korea is increasing the number of coast guard ships on duty as more Chinese fishing boats trespass into Seoul’s maritime zone.

Chinese boats have been fishing illegally in South Korean waters for some time, and the number of Chinese boats fishing in or near the South’s waters has skyrocketed in recent years.

Last October, 300 Chinese fishing vessels crossed south of the Northern Limit Line that demarcates South Korean fishing interests.

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Source: upi.com

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