September 25, 2020

Russia expects “urgent” action from North Korea to curb illegal fishing: embassy

DPRK's vice minister for fisheries Kim Chang Do set to attend conference in Moscow this week

A delegation from North Korea’s Ministry of Fisheries (MOF) departed for Moscow on Monday to attend the next session of a joint commission on fishery cooperation, Russia's embassy in Pyongyang reported, saying it hopes to see "urgent" steps taken to end the DPRK's illegal fishing activities.

In the brief report of Ambassador Alexander Matsegora’s meeting with delegation head and MOF vice-minister Kim Chang Do ahead of his departure for Moscow, strong emphasis was placed on Russia’s concerns over the DPRK's illegal fishing off its waters in the Far East.