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Official Development Assistance in the marine and fisheries sector by Republic of Korea
by Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (Government)
Korea commits to find ways to enhance discussion on the international issues and expand international cooperation in the marine and fisheries sector with developing countries located on the coastal areas, by holding an international cooperation conference, .

Furthermore, in the form of ODA, Korea invites public officials from Ecuador to help strengthen sanitary management on fishery products, safety management, technology transfer and support equipment. Korea dispatches experts to the Philippines to transfer the technology to predict typhoons and tsunamis, and also supports technology transfer and establishing a sea level rise monitoring system in Fiji. Moreover, Korea provides training to public officials in the fisheries sector from developing countries located on the coastal areas, establishes fish markets in these countries, provide support on equipment and provides educational training at crewmen schools. In addition, Korea provides training to public officials from Cambodia on policies and technologies on marine environment, and establishes ornamental organism cultivation facilities for Micronesia.
Progress reports
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable aquaculture/mariculture
  • Economic benefits from marine biotechnology
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Research capacity development
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
December 2017
Establish fish markets in Senegal and Ghana and provide equipment to Kiribati
October 2017
Establish ornamental organism cultivation facilities in the Pacific Maritime Science Base in Micronesia
October 2017
Hold international cooperation conference to find ways to enhance discussion on the international issues and expand international cooperation on the marine and fisheries sectors with developing countries located on the coastal areas
October 2017
Provide maritime research equipment such as an echo sounder and a GPS to closely examine the Suva Port coastal areas to design solubility for sailing
Financing (in USD)
5,000,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Korea is dispatching experts and inviting officials from various developing countries in the coastal areas to provide training.
In-kind contribution
Korea is providing support on purchasing equipment for diseases on marine creatures and on maritime research equipment.
Basic information
Time-frame: 2011 January - 2021 December
Partners
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries(Government) National Fishery Products Quality Management Service(Government) Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency(Government) Overseas Fisheries Cooperation Center(Academic Institution) Korea Overseas Fisheries Association(Private Sector) Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation(Government) Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology(Scientific community)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
  • South Atlantic
  • South Pacific
  • Southern Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Cambodia
Ecuador
Fiji
Ghana
Indonesia
Kiribati
Micronesia
Peru
Philippines
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Vietnam
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Keun Hyung Hong, Mr, hongcarrot81@korea.kr, +82 44 200 5341
Sejong city
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