Korea & China Cut Fishing Quota In Exclusive Waters

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
25 October 2011, at 1:00am

SOUTH KOREA and CHINA - S. Korea and China have agreed to cut back on fishing in each other's exclusive economic zones (EEZs) next year as part of efforts to preserve their fish stocks, the Seoul government said Tuesday.

Under the agreement, China's fishing quota in South Korea's EEZ will be cut by 2,500 tons to 62,500 tons in 2012 with the number of Chinese fishing boats allowed to operate in South Korean waters also reduced to 1,650 from 1,700 this year, according to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.