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Realize sustainable fisheries through fisheries resource management
by Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (Government)
To effectively respond to IUU(Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated) fishing, Korea is pursuing bilateral cooperations with EU, Thailand and Taiwan, Province of China. Domestically, it will introduce Catch Documentation Scheme on species that are vulnerable to IUU fishing including croaker, saury and the species that can disturb the domestic market during the first half of this year.
At the same time, it is operating a fisheries resources restoration program in which the government established a recommendation for the restoration process based on a scientific evidence on 16 species, and it is also collecting and disposing lost and sunken fishing gears that can cause the depletion of fisheries through a project to improve the fishing ground in the coastal areas.
Furthermore, it is continuing its effort to establish marine ranching and marine forest, and implementing co-management fisheries to help fishermen manage the resources by themselves.
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Science-based fisheries management plans
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
  • Reduction of fisheries by-catch and product waste/losses
December 2018
Conducting research on biodegradable fishing gear to prevent ghost fishing
June 2017
Introduction of Catch Documentation Scheme in Korea
Financing (in USD)
60,000,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2000 - December 2030
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea(Gov) National Institute of Fisheries Science(Gov) Korea Fisheries Resources Agency(Gov) Korea Fisheries Infrastructure Promotion Association(Gov)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Keun Hyung Hong, Mr, hongcarrot81@korea.kr, +82-44-200-5341
Sejong City
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