Message from the Minister

Message from the Minister

Thank you for visiting the official website of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF).
I am Moon Seong-hyeok, the 21st minister of Ocean & Fisheries.

MOF has an executive responsibility for marine-related work encompassing shipping & port industry, fisheries industry, fishing community & coastal city, marine environment, maritime safety, marine tourism & leisure activity and maritime territory.

While it is my privilege to fulfill the duty as minister, I am humbled to undertake a grave mission to retain our hard-earned advantage and deal with piles of pending issues awaiting at sea.

First, MOF is committed to rejuvenating shipping industry and driving fisheries in an innovative way, as an all-round improvement in the industry is required to ensure Korea maintains a competitive position.

Also, the whole field of oceans & fisheries, namely shipping, port, fisheries and others, will embrace future-oriented industry responding well to smart technology.

Another priority belongs to creating more vibrant fishing villages and coastal cities attracting vacationers to improve their quality of life.

While protecting the maritime territory with an indomitable spirit, MOF will enhance the marine environment promoting fine-dust-free ports & vessels and debris-free oceans.

Last but not least, the ministry will be determined to ensure the safety of nationals in navigation and maritime activity as fully embodied in an initiative “Safety First, Safety Last”.

I have no doubts that Korea will thrive as a global ocean leader leveraged by the abovementioned marine endeavor. As MOF has embarked on this great voyage, your interest and support are herein politely required.

Thank you.


 Moon Seong-hyeok
Minister of Oceans & Fisheries
Republic of Korea


 Moon Seong-Hyeok The 21st Minister of Oceans and Fisheries Republic of Korea