Fishing industry of South Korea

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Squid fishermen, Busan, December 2009.

Until the 1960s, agriculture and fishing were the dominant industries of the economy of South Korea.

Illegal fishing in African nation's territorial waters have been committed by South Korean owned vessels.[1][2][3][4][5][2]. Deep sea fishing vessels owned by the Seoul headquartered Sajo Oyang Corporation have documented incidents of labour abuse and breach of local New Zealand environmental regulations[6].

Organizations involved in the development of the fishing industry in South Korea include:

English name Founded Hangul Hanja Revised romanization Notes
Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT) 1998 한국해양수산연수원 韓國海洋水産硏修院 Han-guk Haeyang Susan Yeonsuwon Merger of the Korea Fishing Training Center (1965) with the Korea Maritime Training and Research Institute (1983)
Korea Maritime Institute 1997 Think tank and research center developing policies on marine affairs and fisheries
Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF) 1996 해양수산부 海洋水産部 Haeyang Susan-bu
National Fisheries Cooperative Federation or Suhyup Su-hyeop Cooperative federation and bank similar to Nonghyup for agriculture
National Fisheries Research & Development Institute (NFRDI) 1921 국립수산과학원 國立水産科學院 Gungnip Susan Gwahagwon


  1. ^ Eyl, Catrina Stewart in (31 October 2015). "Somalia threatened by illegal fishermen after west chases away pirates". the Guardian.
  2. ^ a b Hirsch, Afua (8 October 2013). "Fish from west Africa being illegally shipped to South Korea, say activists". the Guardian.
  3. ^ "Can the EU stop South Korea's fishing vessels from cheating it out of wages and jobs?".
  4. ^ "Liberia uncovers illegal fishing from Silla-owned company".
  5. ^ "Sierra Leone 'pirate' fishing boats sell catches in EU".
  6. ^ Urbina, Ian (12 September 2019). "Ship of Horrors". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2019.