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5 J. E. Asia & Int'l L. 455 (2012)
Illegal Chinese Fishing in the Yellow Sea: A Korean Officer's Perspective

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Illegal Chinese Fishing
in the Yellow Sea:
A Korean Officer' s
Suk Kyoon Kim *
The problem of illegal Chinese fishing and Chinese fishermen's violent resistance to
Korean law enforcement in ihe Yellow Sea have been a long-standing point at issue
between Korea and China. It is not merely a problem of illegal fishing in Korean
waters; this conflict could disrupt the integrity of the ExcLh.ive Economic Zone and
even underine ihe friendly relations belheen i/e twoo countri-e. This article is to
anahyze the current status of the illegal Chinese fishing in !e Yellow Sea and to
provide a perspective on legal questions concerning ihe Korea-China Fishery
Agreement to govern the fisheiy issue. This article suggests challenges ahead to solve
ihe illegalfishing problem by examining factors causing the problem. It also provides
a political perspective on the illegal fishing problem, which has become a highly
newsworthy issue between Korea and China.
Illegal Chinese Fishing, Korea-China Fishery Agreement, Korea Coast
Guard, Yellow Sea
Vice Corninissioner-General of the Korean Coast Guard. A.B.(Hanyang Univ.), M.P.A.(Seoul N.U./Indiana),
Ph.D.(Hanyang Univ.). The author may be contacted at: sullxoon2004@hanmail.net / Address: 130 Haedoji-ro,
Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 406-741 Korea. The opinions expressed in this article are solely the views of author and are
neither intended to reflect the positions of the Korea Coast Guard nor the Korean Government.

K~orea 455

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