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Management of marine environment around the Korean Peninsula
by Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea (Government)
By controlling the aggregate amount of pollutant in the special coastal pollutant control sea area through setting the target water quality of the designated sea area and by setting the total amount of allowed volume of pollutant, Korea controls the inflow of pollutant into the sea area. Furthermore, Korea conducts study on the amount of waste in the ocean and collect the waste on the seabed through the project to deal with marine waste. In addition, Korea is restoring damaged, abandoned and polluted tideland to restore the function of the marine ecosystem and enhancing our understanding on the current marine environment by operating a National Marine Environment Monitoring System. Korea also has designated and have been managing 27 Marine Protected Areas and collecting and disposing of contaminated sediment in the half-closed marine areas with not enough sea water flow.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
December 2017
Operating National Marine Environment Monitoring System to enhance an understanding on the current marine environment
December 2017
Purifying marine waste and polluted sediments
December 2017
The management on the aggregate amount of pollutant in the coastal area in the special coastal pollutant control sea area and the marine protected areas
December 2017
Restoring tideland
Financing (in USD)
33,000,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: January / 1980 - December / 2030
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea(Government) Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology(Scientific community) Korea Maritime Institute(Academic) Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation(Government)
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Republic of Korea
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Keun Hyung Hong, Mr, hongcarrot81@korea.kr, +82-44-200-5341
Sejong City
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