South Korea: Recommendations for sustainable deep-sea fishing

Updated Sep 25, 2023
Recently, as part of the research service for establishing the 4th ocean industry development comprehensive plan, the collection of opinions through meetings for each industry, including tuna, squid, saury, and pollack, is in full swing. As the only research service funded by the government for sustainable future deep-sea fishing, it is establishing an implementation strategy and detailed projects from 2024 to 2028.
The ocean industry had high expectations every time the 1st to 3rd ocean industry development comprehensive plans were established, but they did not pay much attention because they knew that in the end, if the government budget was not invested, it would end only as a plan. However, this interim announcement was made. The report diagnoses the internal and external conditions currently facing the deep-sea industry and analyzes management by overall industry such as tuna longline fishing and squid fishing, responds to climate change, trends in international norms, and the current quota status of international organizations to determine future production and supply and demand goals in deep-sea fisheries. It is believed that what has been proposed is a step forward from the past comprehensive plan. In this way, if we approach it as a player in the future food industry supply, there can be a justification for maintaining deep-sea fishing, but there must be a persuasive justification ...
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