Marine Sovereignty Reinforcement & Leap for Global Leader

Marine Sovereignty Reinforcement & Leap for Global Leader

Strengthening marine territory management system & enhancing ability to respond to illegal fishing by Chinese fishing vessels

  • Consolidating ability to respond to types of disasters & accidents by building the national wide surveillance system; and expanding an opportunity for research staying in 3 major marine-science stations.
  • Reinforcing control on Dok-do by creating underwater road-view and increasing a budget for fund to improve conditions of coastal liners; and additionally building permanent facility in base point of territorial waters.
  • Establishing the South Sea Fisheries Management Service (May, 2017) and providing national fishery inspection vessels to strengthen illegal fishing by Chinese vessels; and joint-work of inspection vessels for greater cooperative relations between Korea and China.

Establishng the FAO World Fisheries University (WFU) & promoting research for oceans and poles

  • Signing the Partnership Agreement on WFU Pilot Programne between Korea and FAO (Feb. 2017) to begin the Programme as planned (Sep. 2017).
  • Promoting research for oceans including climate change in the North Pacific using isabu (research vessel; operating in Nov. 2016); developing Korean route to the South Pole; and opening Korea-Canada Cooperative Research Center for the North (Oct. 2017).