April 14, 2024

Chinese boats spotted fishing in North Korean waters likely violating sanctions

Experts suggest companies operating vessels in waters close to Northern Limit Line bought fishing rights from Pyongyang

At least a dozen Chinese-flagged vessels were fishing in North Korean waters adjacent to the contested Northern Limit Line (NLL) that separates the seas of the two Koreas on Monday, NK News observed during a visit to the remote island of Yeonpyeong-do.

While the presence of Chinese vessels in either North or South Korean waters could be a breach of international law, the two nations’ coast guards appeared to be doing little to stop them.

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