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China, ROK reach agreement on fishing access arrangement for 2018

DATE:2017-11-23       SOURCE:Information Office, MOA

The 17th Annual Meeting of China-ROK Joint Fisheries Committee was held in Chongqing, China on 16 November 2017.


Delegations of China and ROK respectively reviewed the implementation of the China-ROK Fisheries Agreement in 2017. The two sides discussed fishing access arrangement in waters within the jurisdiction of China and Korea's exclusive economic zones (EEZ), the maintenance of order in offshore operations, among other important issues for 2018, reached consensus and signed Minutes of the meeting. Under the Minutes, 1,500 vessels (auxiliary vessels excluded) shall be allowed to enter each other's EEZ for finishing within a quota of 57,750 tons for 2018.


After the meeting, the two sides held the 8th China-ROK high-level meeting on fisheries and exchanged views on bilateral fisheries cooperation, sustainable development of global fisheries and other issues of common interests.  


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