March 24, 2023

New sanctions on North Korea may increase South Korean squid catch

Scholar says ban on sale of fishing rights could reduce Chinese overfishing in DPRK waters

The UN Security Council's (UNSC) newest round of sanctions against North Korea includes a provision that could lead to an increase in the amount of squid which South Korean and Japanese fishers can catch in the East Sea, an expert told NK News.

UNSC Resolution 2397 prohibits North Korea from selling or transferring its fishing rights, which also prevents Chinese ships from fishing in North Korean waters.