Penalties Strengthened for Illegal Deep-sea Fishing

6 June 2013, at 1:00am

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is seeking to significantly strengthen penalties for illegal deep-sea fishing by its vessels, increasing maximum fines by at least seven-fold, the government said Tuesday.

The move comes amid growing international criticism for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing by South Korean ships, along with a recent warning from the United States for a possible import ban on the country's fisheries products, reports YonhapNewsAgency.