History

2006 ~ Present

2017

  • Jun. 20 Reorganized the headquarters and affiliated organizations. Presidential Decree No. 28120 (headquarters: 1 vice minister, 3 offices, 3 head bureaus, 9 bureaus, 43 divisions, 3 teams; 69 affiliated organizations; 3,652 officials in total) MOF Decree No. 236

2016

  • Mar. 01 Established 4 executive agencies: National Fisheries Research & Development Institute, Daesan Regional Office of Oceans & Fisheries, Oceans & Fisheries HRD Institute, National Maritime PNT Office (Presidential Decree No. 27008 )

2015

  • Sep. 25 Reshuffled the headquarters and affiliated organizations (headquarters: 1 vice minister, 3 offices, 3 head bureaus, 9 bureaus, 43 divisions, 3 teams; 72 affiliated organizations) MOF Decree No. 160
  • Jan. 08 Reorganized the headquarters and affiliated organizations (headquarters: 1 vice minister, 3 offices, 3 head bureaus, 9 bureaus, 42 divisions; 76 affiliated organizations) MOF Decree No. 142
  • Jan. 06 Reshuffled regional port offices into regional offices of oceans & fisheries assigning fishery tasks to implement more practical administrative work (Presidential Decree No. 25985)

2014

  • Mar. 11 Reshuffled affiliated organizations (3,840 officials in total in 76 affiliated organizations) (Presidential Decree No. 25234 MOF Decree No. 75)

2013

  • Mar. 23 Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries reconstituted (Presidential Decree No.24456) Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries created as well as affiliated agencies(integrated oceans and fisheries) Fixed number of people: 3,084 (headquarters: 508, affiliation: 2,576)

2008

  • Feb. 29 Oceans and fisheries affairs entrusted to the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs and the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs: marine policy, shipping, ports, marine environment, maritime survey, marine resources development, marine science technology research, development and maritime safety Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: fisheries policy and fishing village development, fishery product distribution, etc.

2007

  • Dec. 04 Established Director General for Port Redevelopment and Planning; founded Redevelopment and Planning Team, Redevelopment Project Team; and established Statistics Planning Team at headquarters and Safety and Information Division of West Sea Fisheries Supervision Office
  • Aug. 01 Adjusted some functions of the Fishery Resources Bureau and turned the Resource Management Division into Resource Recovery Division, and changed the Inland Game Fishing Team from Management Division to General Affairs Division of National Oceanographic Research Institute Established the Marine Policy Department and Director General for Marine
  • Apr. 27 Environment Planning, and fixed the manpower in the Marine Policy Department of headquarters (headquarters: 7)
  • Feb. 05 Established the Shipping and Logistics Department and Director General for International Planning, and fixed the manpower of headquarters and affiliated agencies (headquarters: 12, affiliated agencies: 17)

2006

  • Dec. 29 Merged and established subordinate organization names and some organizations of National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (Ministry of Oceans and FisheriesDecree No. 353)
  • Jun. 05 Senior Executive Service (Presidential Decree No. 19588) Abolished Jeju Regional Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Office and changed to subsidiary organ for Busan Office (Jeju Maritime Management Division)
  • Mar. 29 Established Free Trade Measure Team to respond to Korea-US FTA (Presidential Decree No. 19421) Changed name of assisting agency according to the adoption of team system for International Cooperation Office
  • Mar. 03 Reformed the HRD Department of National Fisheries Research and Development Institute into "Oceans and Fisheries HRD Institute" (Presidential Decree No. 19369)

2000 ~ 2005

2005

  • Dec. 30 Changed National Fisheries Research and Development Institute to the executive agency of Ulsan Regional Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Office (Presidential Decree No. 18790) Fixed the inspection manpower of National Fisheries Products Quality Inspection Service (44)
  • Jul. 22 Implemented department system to National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (Presidential Decree No. 18960) Reorganized Incheon Office with the establishment of Incheon Port Authority
    - Abolished Floodgate Management Office and reduced the fixed number of staff by 81 people
  • Jun. 08 Established Policy Planning Team to assist Finance and Planning Officer Upgraded the rank of Finance and Planning Officer (Presidential Decree No. 18858)
    - Changed Finance and Planning Team to Finance and Planning Officer
    - Adjusted rank (Level 4→Level 2,3)
  • Apr. 15 Reformed Planning and Management Office and Public Information Officer to "Public Relations Management Office" (Presidential Decree No. 18729)
    - Assigned Public Relations Manager to Public Relations Management Office
    - Reformed divisions of Public Relations Management Office to teams
    - Established 7 new teams in division units such as Performance Management Team

2004

  • 2004. Mar. 22 Established exclusive department for government innovation affairs (Presidential Decree No. 18328)
    - Administrative Management Officer→Innovation Officer
  • 2004. Jan. 29 Established Fishery Industry Director and National Fisheries Products Quality Inspection Service Pyeongtaek (Presidential Decree No. 18254) Reformed research system of National Fisheries Research and Development Institute
    - Established Research Planning Office and Research Planning Division
    - Established Fishery Resource Management and Coordination Center
    - Established Jeju Fisheries Research Institute
    - Established Center for Whale Research, abolished Resource Creation Institute
    Reformed Fisheries Inspection Boat Office to Fisheries Supervision Office
    - Divided into East Sea and West Sea Fisheries Supervision Office
    Reorganized Busan Office in accordance with the implementation of Busan Port Authority
    - Abolished Gimcheon Branch, reduced the staff by 26 people

2003

  • Aug. 25 Established Pyeongtaek Regional Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Office, Jindo Beacon Management Office (Presidential Decree No.18059)
  • Apr. 07 Established Policy Adviser to the Minister (Presidential Decree No.17958)
    - Increased the staff by 1 person in Level 2,3 and 1 person in Level 4

2002

  • Mar. 09 Launched National Fisheries Research and Development Institute system (Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries Decree No. 220)
    - Changed name: National Fisheries Research & Development Agency → National Fisheries Research and Development Institute
    Increased personnel (35) Appointed R&D department (Director of Planning Budget) Appointed general maritime law department (Marine Policy Division) Coordinated tasks between Marine Environment Division and Harbor Affairs Division of Regional Office

2001

  • Jun. 30 Improved port operation of Marine Logistics Bureau and extended retention period (Presidential Decree No.17278)
    - Extended to June 30, 2002 (1 year) from June 30, 2001
  • Mar. 27 Established National Fisheries Products Quality Inspection Service in accordance with the opening of Incheon Airport (Presidential Decree No.17165)

1900 ~ 1999

1999

  • Jan. 01 Abolished Oceans and Fisheries Officials Training Institute (Presidential Decree No.16028)

1999

  • Aug. 01 Abolished Beacon Base Depot (Presidential Decree No.15850)

1996

  • Aug. 08 Launched the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (Presidential Decree No.15135) Enacted Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and organization setup of affiliated agencies (the Korea Maritime and Port Administration, the Fisheries Agency, Ministry of Construction and Transportation hydrographic bureau, Korea Maritime Safety Tribunal integration
    - fixed number: 4,466 (headquarters: 563, affiliated agencies: 3,903)
  • Aug Distributed maritime affairs to each department
    - Distributed maritime affairs to 13 ministries, departments and agencies including the Fisheries Agency, Korea Maritime and Port Administration, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, and Ministry of Construction and Transportation

1979

  • Jul Purpose of promoting modernization of fishing business outlined in presidential budget message

1976

  • Mar Established Korea Maritime and Port Administration
    - Accepted the advice of IBRD that it is necessary to establish Maritime Affairs and Port Office to increase efficiency of port construction Changed the name to the Korea Maritime and Port Administration in December 1977

1966

  • Feb Established Office of Fisheries

1955

  • Feb Established Ocean Affairs Office
    - Established a powerful maritime organization to be in charge of fisheries, shipping, ports, shipbuilding and maritime police affairs to maintain marine order and promptly manage affairs related to the ocean
    - Broken up in reform of organizations by the May 16 military government in 1961 (fisheries affairs → Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, shipping affairs→ Ministry of Transportation)

1948

  • Jul Enacted and proclaimed the National Government Organization Act
    - Ministry of Transportation Maritime Transportation Bureau, Ministry of Commerce Industry Fisheries Bureau